Ease Tight Hip Flexor Pain With Chiropractic
By Sandy Schroeder
Hip flexors are not familiar to most of us, but like it or not, they can create all sorts of pain and mobility issues for us if we sit at our desks a lot.
The hip flexors are a group of muscles near the top of the thighs that are key to moving the lower body. They let the body kick, bend, walk or swivel the hips. When they become too tight they can stretch or tear, seriously impacting mobility.
When we sit for long periods, over time our hip flexors tighten, compromising blood flow to the area and creating real problems. Pain in the hips, low back and knees, a misaligned pelvis or impaired movement during exercise can all happen.
If you are having intermittent stiffness and pain, you may need to get some help with tight hips. Chiropractic may be the logical way to identify and solve the problem.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get some answers. You will find a wellness center with licensed chiropractors who are well equipped to help.
When you come in, your chiropractor will want to hear about your daily routine, any pain that you are having, and your health history. You will learn how improved spinal healthy may upgrade your overall heath. Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may ease pain and increase flexibility of all of your muscles. You may sleep better, have more energy, and feel more alert too.
To keep right on going, you may use weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to relieve pain and increase flexibility. Your chiropractor may recommend active stretches to lengthen the tight hip flexors, relaxing muscles, improving circulation and reducing inflammation.
As always, when you consider new exercises, talk with your doctor and your chiropractor and never push to the point of pain. Start gradually and use regular sessions to get good results.
Try An Active Stretch
WellAndGood.com recommends this quadriceps stretch to fix tight hip flexors. Do 10 to 12 stretches for 2 to 3 seconds.
- Lie on mat on side with knees bent 90 degrees
- Put foot of bottom leg into yoga strap look and hold strap. Put other hand around ankle of top foot. Brace yourself with your abdominal muscles
- Contract hamstrings and gluteus maximus to move upper leg back as far as possible. Use your hand to gently assist
When you are ready to start, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Clinics are open weekends and evenings and walk-ins are welcome.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.