hip flexion exercise

HipFlexion

Bring your knee to your chest in the standing or lying down position. Use your hands to draw the leg towards you to achieve more movement. Then lower the leg. Repeat this movement.

How many how often?

Try doing 10 to 15 exercises at a time, in 2 or 3 sets, with a short rest in between.  You can repeat this again in the day.  If you find this helpful it can be done at intervals in the day depending on your pain and stiffness.

What is the benefit of this exercise?

Hip Flexion is necessary to sit comfortably, to dress, and to run and climb stairs. All of these functions can be improved through this exercise.

What can I expect to happen?

You may feel soreness in your groin and tension in your thigh, and the leg might feel heavy at first. You might feel a little low back ache. All of this is normal. After getting used to the exercise, you might find that it can be used to reduce pain, and that your movements feels easier.

Works best with?

Hip abduction, hip extension, bridging, calf stretch.

Watch the hip abduction exercise video

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