Hip Stretches to Prevent Hip Pain
After running, you should stretch and cool down. Watch this video on how to stretch your hip flexor muscles and prevent pain and injury.
Exercise step by step
Objective: Stretching the hip flexor muscles. Particularly important after running.
Starting Position: Take a big step
forwards with one foot.
Movement: Lower your knee of the rear leg towards the ground by bending it slightly until you feel a pull in your groin and on the front of the rear thigh. Your hands should be resting on your front thigh. Maintain this final position for 20 to 30 seconds.
Repeat 3 times on each side.
Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.
Please note that none of the above given tips or recommendations substitute medical advice. Important: consult a health professional in case of an injury or if you suspect overuse of joints or a medical condition such as a fracture. A physician should be consulted in those acute cases when the condition is accompanied by reddening, swelling or hyperthermia of joints, ongoing joint trouble or severe pain and/or are associated with neurological symptoms (e.g. numbness, tingling, loss of motion).
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