What is hip pain?
This seems like an easy one, but what constitutes "the hip"? Go ahead and point to your hip - it's ok, I'll wait.
If you pointed to the side of your body where your back meets your leg, you're right. If you pointed to the back of your body, right below where people get those "butt dimples" you're also right. If you pointed to the front of your body, in the line of your groin, where your leg meets your abs, you're right again.
And guess what. Pain can be caused by all of those areas.
What can be done for those areas causing pain?
Driving up the mountain for the first time since last ski or snowboard season is like a long overdue visit with an old friend – it’s full of excitement and promise. There’s nothing like speeding down that mountain with the wind in your face and the people flying by as you pass them on your way down. There’s also nothing like the pain of that first big wipeout, or the knee soreness after a day on the slopes. No one wants to plan a three day weekend to be down for the count by the second day or plan a weeklong trip with the kids to have to tell them, “Mommy/Daddy can’t do this today – let’s sit in the lodge instead.” Many people dream about the slopes all summer just to bite it on the first day and be out until next year.
Don’t let that be you.
Here are KinetikChain’s tips for being faster, stronger, and safer in the mountains this winter:
Back pain is an epidemic in the United States - if we aren't personally being affected by it, our parents, siblings, friends, and coworkers are. How many times has your hike, workout, or ski day been cancelled due to back pain? How many times will it be?
As widespread as back pain is, it is often misunderstood. People are quick to attribute their pain to structural changes such as herniated discs or decreased space between the vertebrae, but for many women the reality is that those structural changes often have nothing to do with your pain, and treating them alone (via surgery, back braces, or medication) won't keep back pain from interrupting your life.
When you have back problems it can be very confusing on what to do. Google says one thing, your cousin another, nothing worked for your coworker, and there are 10000+ exercises on YouTube. So how do you know what to do and just as important know what not to do. These 5 myths of back pain can give you an idea of where to start.
You know that sort of antsy feeling you get when you're at yoga and doing downward dog for too long? What about when you're in your orange theory or CrossFit class doing push-ups or burpees? I'm talking about that feeling that has you shifting your weight from one arm to the other, counting down the seconds until you can get out of that position. Read on to find out what you can do about it.
Did you know running is considered the most dangerous sport based off of injury statistics? It’s true. Up to 47% of runners get injured every year!
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