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Self-Care – Side of Hip Pain from Childbirth or Cycling

Here, you will find self-care activities that will help relieve the pain in the side of the hip and “nervy” pain in the groin, which is created by the obturator externus. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain and the activities that aggravate it, look at this other post. Don’t …

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Self-Care Wide Band of Pain Across Top of Hips

Avoid abdominal work that crunches the abdomen until you get this worked out. Twisting exercises tend to be less likely to agitate this trigger point. This version of the teaser shows how she has rolled onto the top of her sacrum, which focuses the contraction on the lower abdomen and activates this pain pattern. A …

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Self Care – Sharp Pain Across Top of Hips

Here, you will find self-care for relief from sharp pain across the top of your hips. I probably give this post to more clients than any other to help with low back pain. If you’d like to read more about how people describe the pattern, see an example and review activities that aggravate it take …

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Self Care – Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Client Description Here, you will find self-care for relief when you are painfully stiff and slow when rising from a seat. If you’d like to read more about how people describe this pain or aggravate the condition, look at this other post. Help Yourself Use the arms of the chair to help push yourself out …

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Self Care – Pain through the SI Joint when standing on one foot

Here, you will find ways to get relief on your own from pain through your sacroiliac (SI) joint when stepping onto one foot. In this case, the hip feels unhinged and fragile. Often, this is associated with a sharp, stiff pain in the low back. How people describe this pain and the activities that activate …

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Self Care – Pain Along One Side of the Sacrum

Avoid the teetering exercises listed in the post on this trigger point. This includes things like vacuuming, sweeping, raking, working on a low counter, or doing dishes. Also, avoid exercises where you bend forward like moving boxes or picking up grandkids. By the way, even if you don’t bend way over like this guy, the …

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Self Care – Pain in the Sacrum or Crest of the Hip While Sleeping

Here, we explore how to get relief on your own from pain in the sacrum (center of your hips) when sleeping on your side. In some cases, sitting or standing for long periods produce pain. How people describe this pain and the activities that activate it are discussed more extensively in this other post. If possible, …

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Self Care – Seizing Hamstring

Here, you will find self-care strategies for the seizing hamstring. As well, these people often have pain in the back of the hip or calf. For more information about how people describe and create that pain, look at this other post. Side-to-Side Movements In the short term, discontinue exercise on uneven ground. This rest gives …

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Self Care – Pain Down the IT Band, Extending Behind the Ankle

Here, you will find strategies for getting relief from the pain that extends down the leg. You can find more information about how people describe, activate, and aggravate this pain pattern in this other post. If possible, discontinue running and walking on uneven ground for a short while. This gives the muscle and hip joints …

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Self Care – Pain in the mid-calf and heel

The sacrotuberous ligament a thick band of connective tissue that ties the low back, sacrum, ilium, ischium and becomes the hamstring tendon. It usually requires some persistence to resolve. Don’t use heat here. It feels good but inflammation sets in a few hours later. making this worse. The first line of defense is ice. This …

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