Hip flexors are a group of muscles in front of the hip that allow you to bend at the waist as a squat, and lift the knee to a high knee position. This muscle group can cause problems for runners, cyclists, endurance athletes, and people who might not even consider themselves to be athletes. If you sit at your desk all day, your hip flexors can become short and tight, causing the pelvis to tilt forward which then creates pain in other areas as well, like your lower back.
Not to fret! Frequent stretching will be your fastest way to relief. Watch Amanda’s video below for 3 quick ways to stretch your hip flexors.
Beyond stretching, massage is also a great choice for further treatment. Massage relaxes the muscle which allows you to improve your muscle rotation. When your muscles work properly, there’s no strain or pain. Of course your massage therapists at Active Edge would be more than happy to help you!
Self massage with a foam roller on your hip flexors is a great way to start each day. Place it on the floor, and lie face down with the roller under your left side hip flexors, with your right leg angled out like a frog. Roll a few inches forward and backward a few times, then switch sides.
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