Relieve Severe Hip Pain from Driving
Severe hip pain from driving long distances can cause referred pain all the way down your leg and into your foot!
The muscles deep within the hip joint, the gluteus minimus and gluteus maximus, contract when sitting.
Then as you go to stand up the muscles place a tight strain on both the pelvis and the top of the thigh bone.
The pain feels like someone is pushing a dull knife into your hip joint! It’s awful and why I refer to it as “severe hip pain”!
While driving 700 miles this week, my hip started hurting around mile 150 and progressively got worse. If you’ve ever driven long distances, perhaps you’ve also experienced the same problem.
Here’s an important tip that could make all the difference in the world! Sit on a ball!
Really, sit on the trigger point treatment ball and work out those tight muscles!
See this demo from a Quick Tip we shared previously. Then continue to take the ball and press into all the muscles around your hip bones and pelvis. Then take the ball and put it at your low back and find any painful trigger points. Press into each tender area and hold it there for a minute or two. You can work on most of your hip muscles while you are still driving. Then treat the outside of your hip when you can lean your hip onto the ball either by standing and pressing into a wall, or lying down on the floor.
The more tender trigger points you release, the faster your hip pain will disappear!
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