Hip Pain.. a pain in the…..

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by Shari´ Parks

Pain in the hip, down the leg and thigh can be debilitating. When the hip abductor muscles are the root of the problem, massage therapy is an exceptional way to bring your clients relief and get them back to full activity levels. The primary hip abductors are the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and the tensor fasciae latae muscles. These three muscles also have important biomechanical functions and when there are problems here, other regions of the body can also cause problems for the hip abductors. When dysfunctional, the hip abductors produce pain with walking as well as pain lying on the affected side at night.

There are a few ways you can massage your own hip abductor region. One of the most effective ways is to use a tennis ball, or any ball of similar size. Next, lay on the floor. Place the ball right in the hip area and move about to massage the area.

References:
Massage Today magazine

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