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How You Can Aid Your Hip Tendonitis

How You Can Aid Your Hip Tendonitis

Hip tendonitis is a condition that causes discomfort in the hip. Irritation of the tendons and muscles that surround your hip could be the source of your discomfort. Normal walking, running, and stair climbing may be challenging if you have hip flexor tendinitis. When you have hip tendinitis, even getting out of a chair might be tough.

If you have hip tendinitis, exercising may be beneficial in relieving your discomfort. Exercise for hip tendonitis can help strengthen muscles, giving your hip joint greater support and allowing you to move more freely.

Exercises may be your main weapon in preventing future hip tendonitis problems once the pain from your hip has faded. Other ailments, such as hip arthritis or trochanteric bursitis, may benefit from exercise as well.

The hip joint:
The ball and socket joint in your hip is a ball and socket joint. The ball sits in a socket in your pelvis and is placed towards the top of your thigh bone. The bones are held together by ligaments, and muscles assist you move your hips.

Tendons connect your muscles to your hip bones, and misuse of these tendons can cause pain and inflammation. Inflammation is your body's natural way of mending injured tissues, and it generates chemical and mechanical changes in the tendons involved.

You may experience pain in the wounded tissue as a result of the chemicals involved in the inflammatory process. This is a positive development. You reduce your movements to allow healing to take place when you're in pain.

 

Exercises for your hip flexors:
If you have hip tendinitis, your workout regimen should be tailored to the severity of your problem. If your tendonitis is severe, you may need to take it easy at first, as pain may prevent you from engaging in strenuous activities.

Choose exercises like the hip flexor stretch, pelvic tilt, and standing butt squeeze that focus on building pain-free motion and strength. For these exercises, do one set of five to ten repetitions once a day.

You can add one exercise every few days as your discomfort lessens and your hip strength and mobility improves, until you can complete all of the exercises in one session.

You can increase the number of sets and repetitions of each exercise as your discomfort improves.

Disclaimer: Before starting any exercise for hip tendonitis, check in with your physician or physical therapist. They can be sure you are exercising properly, and that exercise is safe for you to do. Also, stop any exercise that causes pain or excessive strain while performing it.

 

Hip bridges:

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet directly beneath your knees.

Take a deep breath out and then lift your tailbone upward (your lower back should flatten against the floor).

Push through your heels and lift your hips off the ground using your gluteal muscles until your glutes are fully extended and your body is in a straight line from shoulders to knees.

Slowly lower your back to the floor, focussing on lowering one bone at a time.

Relax for one second before repeating the action 10 to 15 times.

 

Scissors:

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet directly beneath your knees.

Raise your tailbone and lift your legs off the ground so that your knees are squarely over your hips and your lower legs are parallel to the ground.

Slowly extend one leg and keep it there for five to ten seconds while tightening your abdominal and glutes.

Before continuing with the other leg, slowly return it to the beginning position. (Note: Extending the leg closer to the floor makes it more difficult.) If you're just getting started, lift your leg higher off the ground.)

Repeat the exercise five to ten times more.

 

Hip flexor stretch:

Kneel on one leg and extend the other foot out in front of you, making a 90-degree angle with your knee. For added comfort, tuck a cloth under your knee.

As you press your hips forward, keep your back straight and your glutes engaged. Push forward with your knee on the floor until you feel a slight stretch in your hip flexor on the front of your thigh.

Hold the stretch for 10 to 30 seconds before returning to the beginning position with your hips.

On each side, switch legs and continue for five times.

Tip: To stretch your hip flexors, keep your abdominals engaged as you travel forward.

 

Pelvic tilt & marching:

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet directly beneath your knees.

Press your lower back onto the floor as you exhale.

As if you were marching, slowly raise one leg with your knee bent.

Hold this lifted position for five to ten seconds before slowly lowering your leg to the ground.

As if you were marching, repeat with your opposite leg. While marching, maintain the pelvic tilt position.

Repeat 10 to 15 times more.

 

Isometric hip press:

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet directly beneath your knees.

Just above your knees, loop a belt or hip circle around your legs.

With the outsides of your legs, press on the belt or hip circle.

Before releasing the contraction, hold it for 10 to 30 seconds.

Then relax before repeating the contraction again.

 

Exercise can help you increase hip motion and strength while also reducing hip tendonitis discomfort.

Hip tendinitis can be treated with exercises like those in this programme, and they may also be a good way to avoid it. You'll be able to maintain hip health and enjoy pain-free hip function this way.

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