Three Stretches for Sore Hips
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The hip is a very complex joint that involves many different muscles, including large muscle groups like the glutes, hamstrings and quads. Our joints naturally stiffen up a little as we age. However, when an older client tells me their hips feel stiff or that they have sore hip flexors, it’s almost always due to disuse, not the aging process. 3 Stretches for Tight or Sore Hip Flexors 1. “90/90” Stretch This two-part move targets many different muscles of the hip, including th
Is Your Chronic Pain Connected to What You Eat?
Looks like Hippocrates of Kos, the Greek physician, was on to something when he proclaimed, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” A study published in the Journal of Pain highlights the direct connection between a poor diet and chronic pain. The researchers can’t say for certain whether increased pain is caused by the extra weight itself, the crummy diet that leads to obesity, or both. But what we do know is that extra pounds force our backs, bones, joints, mus
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