Stretch Your Hip Flexors to Make Your Low Back Feel Better While Walking
Your low back pain should not stop you from doing activities you enjoy!
The video above addresses one specific potential cause for low back pain while walking: tight hip flexors.
Why Do I Have Low Back Pain While Walking?
If your hip flexors are too tight, they can result in extra stress at the low back.
Because the hip flexors attach from your low back to your upper leg, tightness will pull your low back into excessive extension.
When your low back extends too much, the little facet joints will experience more pressure.
You can also get shearing forces on the discs in your low back. That's a common way to set yourself up for disc bulges and herniations!
Tight hip flexors can occur as a result of:
- sitting too much
- limited ab and hamstring strength
- exercise that targets hip flexor strength
- limited hip internal rotation range of motion
What Can I Do To Fix My Low Back Pain While Walking?
A simple hip flexor stretch is a good place to start to fix low back pain while walking.
Place one foot up in front on a high, stable surface. Tighten your stomach and flatten your back.
Shift your body forward while staying tall. You should feel a great stretch in the front of your hip!
Hold the stretch for 30-60 seconds. Make sure you do this before, during, and after your walks.
Remember, This Is Only The Start For Most Injury Recoveries...
The body is complicated and this is one small, but important piece to your injury recovery.
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