How to loosen the tight hip flexor?
When the tension in the hip flexor has adjusted, and the back pain has also subsided a little, then it is time to move on to the next level.
We need a little more stability. We build this in when the muscle is stretched a bit. The advantage of the otherwise more approximate hip flexors becomes active in the extension. Repeated activity shows your body that the tissue has to build up according to the load.
On the one hand, the muscle learns to be stretched and, on the other hand, to hold it in this position actively. You can start with the following exercise.
Our movement system of muscles, bones, and fascia needs movement and relaxation. Activity and rest keep our bodies in balance. So, our tight hip flexors and muscles can work in balance. Pain and restricted movement arise when we move one-sidedly and too little.
Hip flexor stretch - yes or no?
Whether or not hip flexor pain treatment is a good idea or not depends. The question is always-why is a muscle firm? The psoas is often too firm because it is too weak.
The central nervous system then creates a protective tension in the muscles. The goal is to increase the stability of the spine.
To create the stability of the spine, the psoas works with various muscles in the lower back. And the square lumbar is the most important lower back stabilizer.
We know that if muscles work together synergistically and a muscle is too weak, what happens? The partner jumps in. In our case, a weak lower back can also cause the psoas to tense up. How sensible is it then to take the tension out of the psoas?
Always keep in mind- a muscle is not made of jokes and madness. The brain regulates muscle tone and has a reason to contract a muscle. This often creates stability.
Taking stability out of an already dysfunctional system by stretching a hip flexor is not the best idea. The hip flexors tend to shorten and can be the trigger for back pain.
Whether the pelvis can be fully erected or not depends on the length, strength, and elasticity of our hip muscles. The hip joints are in the pelvic blades and are responsible for the position of the pelvis.
Our body always tries to adapt to the external conditions. If we spend the whole day sitting, it regulates the tension and length relationships according to this relatively new posture.