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But before I go, I’ll share some hip flexors stretches that will help ease your back pain.
In today’s video, I will go through the Top 3 Hip Flexors Stretches for Back Pain.
I got Andrea to demonstrate the exercises.
Top 3 Hip Flexors Stretches for Back Pain
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#1 – 90-90 Hip Flexors Stretch
90-90 Hip Flexors Stretch
Andrea has her front and back leg in the 90-90 position when it comes to hip, knee and ankle. She tightens her abdominal area, bringing the hips forward and bringing her arm overhead as she stretches out the front of the hip. The 90-90 hip flexors stretch focuses on the Iliacus, which is important for back pain relief. Perform 1 set of 2 repetitions on each side, alternating back and forth. Hold it for about 20 seconds and look for a light stretch.
#2 – 90-90 Hip Flexors Stretch with Side Bend
90-90 Hip Flexors Stretch with Side Bend
Andrea has her front and back leg in the 90-90 position. She adds a little bit of a side bend, bringing her hip to the side in order to change the stretch in front of the hip, more into the spine. This is important to do if you have back pain. A lot of people just stretch out one of the hip flexors, and yet it is important to hit both of them. Perform 1 set of 2 repetitions on each side, alternating back and forth. Hold it for 20 seconds and look for a light stretch, trying not to rip the muscle.
#3 – Knee Drops
Lie on your back, feet wide, and drop your knees inward. Hold for a couple of seconds and then drop your knees out. With this stretch, you are targeting the hip rotators; the muscles that rotate the hips in and out. Often these muscles get tight and affect the back, leading to back pain. It is not specifically a hip flexors stretch, but I find these muscles tend to be tight and have an effect on back pain. Knee drops are great for this. Perform 1 set of 5 repetitions each way, for a total of 10 repetitions. Hold it for 2 to 3 seconds and look for a light stretch.
Give those three exercises a go to stretch out your hip flexors and relieve back pain.
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Rick Kaselj, MS