Do You Get Pain On The Outside Of The Hip When Standing Or Walking?
The tips in this video will help you relieve pain on the outside of the hip...
Causes Of Pain On The Outside Of The Hip
There are many different things that can cause outer hip pain.
Some of the common causes of pain on the outside of the hip include:
- Hip bursitis
- Hip muscle trigger points (particularly the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and tensor fascial latae muscles)
- Your Iliotibial Band (IT Band)
- Lower back referred pain
(usually from the L5 level)
If you have pain on the outside of your hip and you're not sure what's causing it, it's a good idea to get it checked out.
We'd be happy to help you discover where your hip pain is coming from.
More important than what structure is causing your hip pain is "What caused that structure to hurt in the first place?"
All of the common causes of pain on the outside of the hip that were listed above can be caused by one similar movement pattern. Namely, that when you put your weight on one leg, such as when standing or walking, the hip moves out to the side and can irritate the hip muscles, IT band, or sciatic nerve.
This can be caused by weakness in the hip muscles that help hold your pelvis level when standing on one leg.
Use This Simple Exercise To Relieve Pain On The Outside Of The Hip When Standing Or Walking
- Stand on one leg
- Try to keep your pelvis level, with your beltline parallel to the floor
- If you need help to balance, put one finger on the wall or a chair to help.
That's pretty much it! EASY... right?
Now there a few other small details, for example keeping the arch of your foot lifted and not allowing your foot to flatten out.
How long should I hold it?
It doesn't really matter! Practice doing this consistently. Each person is going to have a different starting point, but if you practice doing this exercise regularly, it will get easier to balance over time.
As you get stronger and your balance improves, the pain on the outside of your hip should start to improve as well.
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