Tight hips, though seemingly innocuous, can wreak serious havoc on the body. Many sufferers of back, knee, and/or leg pain are completely unaware that their injuries developed due to an existing condition of hip tightness and imbalance. As the typical individual lives a more sedentary life – a life demanding him or her to remain stationary for the majority of the day – it is no wonder that such a great percentage of human beings have malformation of the hips. And the more sedentary one’s life, the greater the possibility of incurring this condition.
But fortunately, Chiropractic Clinic Houston has developed a logically consistent, scientifically verifiable program for preventing hip pain. So if you are one of those individuals who wants to obviate serious injuries through a little bit of exercise, this article is for you.
Hip Pain Prevention Tips
One of the most undervalued pieces of equipment for all athletes and physical trainers is the IT band. The IT band helps one loosen up the hips, thighs, and hamstrings. We all know how professional athletes hire massage therapists to rid them of their aches and pains. There is no question that a great massage therapist plays a pivotal part in the proper physical state of an athlete. But fortunately enough, for those who do not have the luxuries of a massage therapist, the IT band can be a cheap replacement.
1. IT Band – Hip Exercise. The primary exercise that we would like for you to follow is succinctly described, not in words, but in the picture below. The woman on the purple mat is carefully placing her left him on the foam roller, and using her hands and her right leg, carefully moving back and forth. By doing this, she is massaging her left hip and tenderly breaking up any of the scar tissue that may exist.
2. IT Band – Glute Exercise. Where you’re looking to stabilize not only the hip, but the muscles around the hip, the next place to focus on is the gluteus maximus. Properly working out this region of the body can make all the difference between a week and feeble back and core, and a robust one. The exercise is succinctly described in the picture below. Make sure to position yourself just as the female and rock back slowly, so as to massage the buttocks. Just make sure you do one cheek at a time, otherwise, you could end up causing more harm than good.
With these two exercise, you can be sure to feel better in no time. But it is important to do the workouts using proper form, as failing to do so may lead to further damage. If you are uncertain how to go about doing these workouts, it is highly recommended that you consult a physical therapist or chiropractor. At Chiropractic Clinic Houston we offer all kinds of sports injury treatments in Houston. If you are in pain, and would like to see a specialist, give one of our chiropractic clinics a call. We are confident that we can help you return to solid physical condition.