Who Commonly Needs Hip Mobility?
People who sit for long periods of time
Reason: the hip is designed for motion. Prolonged sitting decreases the opportunity for movement
Clinically, males more commonly have more tightness and stiffness in their hip joints (personal finding from Heafner Health)
Due to the repetitive nature of running, the hips and ankles are prone to stiffness. Maintaining joint mobility is key for injury prevention.
What Can You Do to Prevent Hip Pain?
Perform regular hip mobility exercises
Improve the pain free range of motion of the low back
Perform exercises that strengthen the hips and spine (ex. squats)