Hey, I hope your day is going well.
The family is planning to head out to the lake and enjoy a day outside. But before we go, I want to share with you this video and article on the #1 cause of hip muscle pain.
In today’s video, I will go through the number one cause of hip muscle pain.
#1 Cause of Hip Muscle Pain
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The number one cause of hip muscle pain is the hip flexors. Some people don’t know that the hip flexors are not exactly one muscle; they are actually 2 different muscles. These are the iliacus muscle and psoas muscle.
The common mistake that people make is that they just work on one of the muscles and ignoring the other which is not solving the problem. Now, how do you know if you are having an issue with your hip flexors? You will notice pinching when you squat.
I got Andrea demonstrate.
#1 – Pinching in the hips during squats
When you are doing a bodyweight squat with hands out front, you might notice pinching when you get to the bottom position. You might also shift more to one side compared to the other side. These are signs of hip tightness. If you have tight hip flexors, you will have resistance in the hip on how far you can go.
#2 – Can’t do deep squats
If you go through an overhead squat and you have tight hip flexors, you’ll not be able to go as deep as you can when squatting. Shifting to one side also affects the activation, endurance and strength of the gluteus maximus. With the glutes being inhibited or affected by the hip flexors tightness, it results to all kinds of issues when it comes to performance issues and injuries in the knee, hip and back.
One thing to remember is that stretching is not enough. As mentioned, there are two muscles that we should focus and stretching is not sufficient. You will need a multiple of modalities to fix tight hip flexors.
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Rick Kaselj, MS