It’s pretty impressive how much various forms of hip and groin pain can be reduced with a simple self-release technique using a lacrosse ball on the the muscles called the “adductors”. We make a ton of training videos for our staff and other physical therapists around the world. Occasionally we share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how our approach to hands-on physical therapy and unique self-treatment instruction can help others to get back to the living the active lifestyles they want and deserve.
Below is one such video showing an example of an adductor self-release to decrease your groin and hip pain. *Please note that a single technique is unlikely to completely resolve most forms of hip or groin pain, and what you see in the video below is not safe for everyone out there. You need to confirm with a licensed healthcare provider that this self-treatment technique is safe and appropriate for you. If you’re in the Austin area or can get here, and would like to know exactly what’s causing your hip/groin pain, you can click here to request a completely free onsite physical therapy consultation with one of our expert manual physical therapists.
If you are dealing with groin and hip pain and would like to know how we can help, call us at (512) 693-8849.
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Are you frustrated with constantly dealing with same running injuries over and over again? The pain goes away with rest or treatment but then comes back as soon as you try to increase your mileage? You’re not alone! Austin is a great city to be a runner and we see a large number of runners at our physical therapy clinic. It’s not uncommon for a new patient to tell us that they are dealing with an injury that pops up ever time they try to increase the distance of their runs past a certain point. Ex: “I can do 3 mile runs everyday and feel fine, but as soon as I try to push past the 5 mile distance, my calf starts hurting again.” Sound familiar?
Research has shown that up to 80% of runners will experience some injury during their running lives. When you run, you experience 2-3 times the force of your own body-weight with every step! Over the course of a run you experience an extreme amount of force through your joints and soft tissues, which can lead to repetitive strain injury if those forces are not well balanced and minimized by muscular-stabilization of the joints.
The key to completely resolving a running injury once and for all is to identify and resolve ALL of the underlying causes of the problem. In today’s unfortunate healthcare world, clinicians are often forced to see many more patients per day than they should. If a patient has knee pain, they only have time to look at the knee … but as you’ll see below and in the next two articles, this will often lead to missing the whole story, and therefore failing to address why you keep getting the same running injuries over and over again.
If you’re currently dealing with any pain during or after your runs, we can help you figure out the causes of your pain and create a plan to getting of it completely for free … request a free consultation here, and put an end to limiting your mileage.
The video below demonstrates the Squat/Ankle Mobility Test, which is part 5 of a 5 step Functional Movement Screen I taught to a group of personal trainers. This set of movement tests is designed to identify predispositions to injury so they can be addressed before a problem occurs.