How Glute Bridges Help with Hip Pain

December 31, 2020

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The Glute Bridge is another great exercise to help address hip pain. With most people sitting most of the day, the hip flexors get tighter and the glute muscles get weaker. This can lead to poor posture and hip pain. Glute bridges can strengthen the glute and erector spinae muscles.

What are Some of the Common Causes of Hip Pain

The most common causes of hip pain in the include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Prolonged Sitting
  • Muscle Weakness

How to Perform Glute Bridges

Performing the Glute Bridge daily can help reduce hip pain. This exercise can be performed at home with no extra equipment.

  1. Lay on your back on a flat firm surface.
  2. Bend both knees so feet are flat on the surface. Knees should be shoulder width apart.
  3. Begin by tightening your abdominals, then slowly raise you buttocks of the surface to where your thighs are flat with your torso.
  4. Pause at the top, then lower slowly
  5. Repeat 10 times for 2-3 sets.

If you are still unsure of how to perform the Glute Bridges Exercise you can watch the video below where Dr. Raz a physical therapist demonstrates how to correctly perform this exercise. If your hip pain continues to persist it is best to be evaluated by a professional to see if you experiencing other underlying conditions. You can do so by scheduling a free consultation with us today.

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