According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 20% of people who experience low back pain see their pain turn chronic and persistent after one year. What many people may not realize is that back pain, migraines, muscle stiffness, and other ailments can be caused by tension, tightness, or misalignment in the lower body. Finding a suitable treatment for hip pain could, therefore, alleviate back pain and other symptoms you are experiencing.
With that in mind, it is always best to find the source of your discomfort, because referred pain is a very real bodily phenomenon.
If you start with your feet, knees, and hips, you can improve your posture from the ground up and help your body support itself. This, in turn, can prevent herniated discs and coccydynia, and make for great pain management.
At home, lying on your back, you can use a towel to help guide your outstretched leg across your body until you feel a deep stretch in your buttock muscle. These are strongly connected to the hips, and stretching your legs laterally in either direction can open up all of your pelvic and groin muscles, making for more fluid movement and less pain.
A little secret: the best stretches for your legs and treatment for hip pain can all be done lying on your back! How easy is that?