Hip pain is a common symptom in many of my patients. I have had great success in treating many conditions that cause hip pain. Along with my adjustments, I provide some simple exercises and stretches that can help alleviate hip pain. Here are a couple that may help you:
For the first exercise, sit on the edge of a hard chair. Make sure you feet are flat on the floor and your knees are at a 45 degree angle. Put a ball about the size of a soccer ball between your knees and gently squeeze the ball for a total of 5 repetitions. If you have no trouble with the 5 repetitions, repeat 5 more. Notice how you now have better range of motion in your hips when you stand up. This is a great exercise to do before running, as it helps hips to properly rotate before the impact of the run.
Next is a great stretch to do for hip pain. Lie on your back and bring your right knee up. Hug it into your left shoulder. You should feel the stretch in your buttocks. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds and repeat on the opposite leg. If you feel a pinch in the front of your leg when doing this stretch, it means you have a pelvic misalignment and other muscles that are “pinching”. A chiropractic adjustment will help to relieve this.
I hope these little tips help! As always, please feel free to contact me with questions at 952-746-5612 or schedule an appointment today!
I look forward to taking great care of you!
Dr. Lynn Miller