Three Exercises For Hip Pain Relief

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May 07

Completing exercises for hip pain may be one way to help your condition to improve instead of ignoring it and letting it get worse. Ignoring hip pain does not allow it to get better on its own. Instead of letting things take a turn for the worse, visit your physical therapist. He or she may be able to help recommend some easy to do exercises for hip pain.

Exercises under the guidance of your physical therapist have been known to reduce or completely eliminate the hip pain. Here are three exercises for hip pain that may be recommended for you.

Three Exercises For Hip Pain Relief

Fitness Ball Crunches

For beginners, balancing on a fitness ball seems almost impossible and scary. However, regular exercises with this have been known to improve flexibility and strength of your hips. To perform this exercise, first sit on the ball with your legs flat on the floor. Place your hands crossed on the chest and lean backwards at an angle of 45 degrees at your hips. Use the abdominal muscles to bring yourself to a sitting position. This completes one crunch.

Lunging Hip Flexor Stretch

Beginning on the ground, kneel on your left knee and place your right foot flat on the ground at a 90 degree angle in front of you. Your left leg will extend back. Place your hands on top of your right knee. Gently lean forward until you feel a slight stretch in the front of your left hip. Hold for 30 seconds or longer. Release and repeat on the other side.


Though demanding, squats are a safe and effective exercise which eliminate pain and develop strong muscles around the hip. Ideally, when you perform squats, you strengthen hamstrings (muscles on the rear of your thighs) and quadriceps (muscles at the front of the thighs). These muscles connect directly to your hips. Therefore, making them healthy and strong through squats means your hips get better and stronger.

As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure, you can participate in these exercises as a measure to prevent future hip pain conditions. Regular stretching and/or exercising is one way to help eliminate any residual trauma or pain in your hips.

For more ideas for exercises for hip pain relief, contact a physical therapist at Above & Beyond Physical Therapy in Queen Creek or Phoenix. A physical therapist is an important member of your healthcare team who can help direct you in the best exercises for hip pain relief for you and your body.

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