Do you have pain? Pinching in the front of your hip when you sit down or squat? Usually this is from impingement at the front of the hip joint. Watch our video and try our simple home exercise to help open up your hip joint and reduce pain and pinching.
Hi, this is Dana Ranahan from Body Works Sports Physiotherapy, and today I’m here to show you something to help with hip pain. Do you have pain in your hip? Often it’s in the front of the hip, you get a bit of a pinching as you go to squat or as you’re sitting or driving. Those are common complaints. We have a little home exercise that you can try at home, to try to help take away some of the pinch at the front of the hip.
We’re going to grab this little band. It’s quite a heavy-duty stretchy band, so a little different from our other Therabands that we use. In this case, we’re going to hook around the hip, sort of close into the thigh, and I’m going to come down into a squat-type position. Now, I would have done this before to see that I had some pinch in the front of my hip. Now the belt just sort of tractions or opens up my hip a little bit and allows me to sink better down into my hip and allows the hip joint to go back.
Often, this will help take away some of the pinch in the hip. We can use this as a little exercise to try and help the hip sink back into the socket as we’re squatting or coming into a sitting-type mechanism. There’s a bunch of different ways that you can do it, but this is one of my favourites to do. Basically if you’re working on repetitions, trying to traction the hip, taking away the pinch so you don’t get pain and allowing you to move a little bit better. This is a great little exercise that you can try at home.
If you’re interested in that, give us a call at (604) 983-6616 or you can pick up one of these bands yourself and try it at home.