Got Tight Hip Flexors? How to Stretch and Strengthen Them

Daily Burn—April 25, 2017

Daily Burn covered how tight hip flexors occur, cause pain and reduce hip mobility for desk-bound office workers.

HSS physical therapist Jaime Edelstein, PT, DScPT, OCS, COMT, CSCS, explained how sitting at a desk causes the discomfort. "You reduce the activation throughout your entire core. After all, your abs don’t have to work very hard to keep you upright when your desk chair has a back. Over time, this leads to a weakening of the core muscles. This then requires your already weak hip muscles to work harder than they should have to," said Edelstein.

To alleviate tight hips, Edelstein recommended to stretch at work. "If you sit for work, make sure you get up every 30 minutes for 30 seconds just to quickly take your body out of the flexed position."

Read the full article at DailyBurn.com

 

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