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So Hip It Hurts

Updated: Jun 29, 2022

A very common injury I see in the clinic is hip pain... you know, that clicking, snapping hip sensation you feel when your legs go up and down. Iliopsoas tendinitis a.k.a inflamed hip flexor tendon is a very common injury seen within the athletic and general population. It is a repetitive stress injury which is usually caused by 1 of 3 things: tight muscles, weak muscles or both. So what can be done? Following the principles of stretching and strengthening the source of your pain:

1. Strengthen your core, glutes and hamstrings

2. Foam roll your quads, hips and glutes

3. Stretch your hip flexors and glutes

Most people think by resting and not doing any activities, this hip pain will go away however you do want to keep moving (exercises) because the pain will not just go away on it’s own. If for some reason it does - like in some cases I have seen - it doesn’t mean you have addressed the underlying issue as to how you got the pain in the first place and therefore it can easily return when you need your hips most and that clicking sensation won't go away.

If you have been an avid runner or athlete who’s had your share of hip and knee pain (ergo you have been doing all of the above correctly) then we need to start looking at your feet/shoes, advancing your fundamental building exercises and analyze your running mechanics.

There are many different reasons for hip pain but stick to the basics and the fundamentals because if your strength and flexibility aren't there, chances are your mobility will also be lacking and if we don't have good movement, then the pain will follow.

June's MECH Fitness Class will also be focusing on Glutes and Hips so if you're having back, hip or knee pain you won't want to miss these classes. Thursdays 6-7pm. Classes will be broken down to:

June 2, 2022 - glute stretches and self active release

June 9, 2022 - hip mobility

June 16, 2022 - deadlifts and squats mechanics

June 23, 2022 - glute strengthening exercises

You can sign up for these classes like you would book an appointment - it's that easy!

You can book online here or call (647)498-MVMT(6868).

Jeannette Quach

Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist

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