This problem usually occurs in people over fifty years of age who have had a sedentary job for most of their careers. This pain is usually in front of your pelvis or to the side. You will notice that when walking with a full stride, it is painful and limited. It is also common in athletes who bicycle, run, and weight train, and who don’t do exercises specifically for their hips. Hip immobility is a major factor in this condition caused by a lack of full hip joint flexibility and muscles that are too weak or too short and tight.
Standing with your feet about eight to twelve inches apart, look down at your knees and observe if they are directly above your feet. When you are standing, walking, going up stairs or getting up from a chair, watch that your knees are not moving closer together or further apart, but always the same distance apart as your feet.
|Position of Pain||Procedure|
|Standing/walking||Bridge, Psoas, Upper Quadricep, Hamstring, IT Band, Calf Stretch, Squat, Tennis Ball Routine|
|Sitting/driving||Bridge, Calf Stretch, Psoas, Hamstring, Upper Quadricep, IT Band, Squat|
|Sleeping||Bridge, Calf Stretch, Hamstring, Psoas, Piriformis, IT Band|