When you walk, run, or climb stairs, you have to move your leg forward and bend it from the hip in order to make much progress.
Muscles that flex your hip so that you can put your foot forward work together in many ways to get the job done. Some of these muscles run down the front of and sides of your thighs.
But let’s go big for a minute. The biggest, thickest hip flexor is called the psoas, and runs from your low back vertebrae to the top of your thigh bone, the femur. This muscle moves your leg AND helps to stabilize your low back as you walk. Good stuff!
However, if this muscle gets tight, it can pull on your low back, and give you pain in that area.
What are some good ways to keep that muscle strong and flexible so this doesn’t happen?
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