Hip Joints Exercises

Hip joint problem can be really troublesome, sometimes requiring even major surgery and hip joint replacement. Meanwhile, this problem is preventable by maintaining the joint’s proper range of motion and strengthening the supporting muscles.

Exercises Description: Improves hip joints’ range of motion. Strengthens the thigh and pelvic muscles.

Rationale:

Hip joint problem can be really troublesome, sometimes requiring even major surgery and hip joint replacement. Meanwhile, this problem is preventable by maintaining the joint’s proper range of motion and strengthening the supporting muscles.

Exercise 1
Stand on the left foot. Slowly bend the right knee forward touching the left knee with the right toe. Keeping the toe pointing to the left knee, move the right knee to the right. At the final point with the right knee completely opened to the right side, slowly slide the right toe down upon the left calf until you can put the right heel on the floor behind the left heel. Repeat the same with the left leg. Repeat 8 times for each leg.

Exercise 2
Same as Exercise 1, but lifting the right leg with the knee pointing to the left instead of forward, further increasing the range of motion. Repeat the same with the left leg. Repeat 8 times for each leg.

Exercise 3
Stand on the left foot. Lift the straight right leg up and forward, with the heel turned inside.

At the highest point you can reach, rotate the entire leg, pointing the heel alternately outside and inside, rotating the hip joint. Repeat 16 times. Repeat with the left leg.

Exercise 4
Same as Exercise 3, but lifting the leg to the side.

Exercise 5
Stand on the left foot. Lift your right leg up and forward with the knee bent at 90 degrees. Keeping the knee motionless, swing the foot left to right in a pendulum-like motion, 24 times. Repeat with the left leg.

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