Do you have:
- piriformis syndrome
- ITB friction syndrome
- hip pain
- SI joint pain
- greater trochanteric bursitis
- groin pain
- chronic hamstring strain
- ischial tuberosity syndrome
- pelvic pain
- anterior femoral glide syndrome
- Do you have trouble sleeping at night because of hip pain?
- Do you have hip pain only while running or other exercise?
Many people with hip or pelvic problems, such as the ones listed above, are actually suffering from poor habits which then create muscle and joint imbalances. These imbalances stress different tissues in the pelvic area. Even with an arthritic hip, pain may be coming from a different source, such as the leg bone not moving well in the hip socket.
Hip or pelvic pain is closely linked to standing and walking habits (see video below). Even though this is intuitive, many practitioners do not treat these pain-producing habits. The muscles allowing us to walk or stand originate in the pelvis. They are made weaker if we develop habits such as favoring one leg to stand on or walking with straight knees.
Yes these simple, seemingly innocent, habits are often at the root of your hip or pelvic pain. Essentially this disrupts the balance of the muscles in the front and back of the pelvis, affecting their length, strength, and recruitment patterns. A couple of these muscles help guide the head of the leg bone in the hip socket. So when the hip joint’s function is changed, then wear and tear of muscles, bone, and other tissues begins.
During our appointment, we will see how these muscles and movements are working together to create your pain. We’ll develop a plan of action to correct them which will include stretching, strengthening, and most importantly changing how you are standing and walking. You could also purchase my book, Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain to fix your pain yourself. Please also read my free article for further information. If you live too far away, I can also help you via Skype.