Pigeon Stretch for Hip Pain Relief Video

Video Transcript

Hi. I'm Natalie. And today Veritas Health is going to show you a pigeon stretch for hip pain relief. To perform this stretch, you will get on the ground on your hands and knees. You will take the hip you want to stretch, put the knee underneath you, and then sink your hips towards the ground.

You're looking for a gentle stretch through the hip and buttock region. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds, aiming to keep the spine as straight as possible. If the stretch worsens your symptoms or causes pain, please discontinue and consult with your medical provider.

You can then switch to the other side going back to your hands and knees and putting your other knee underneath you, letting your hips sink towards the ground. Aim to try to keep your spine as straight as possible.

If this stretch is too much pressure or is difficult to get into, a modification can be performed on your back. You will lie on your back, take the leg you want to stretch, bringing your knee to your chest. Then grab your opposite ankle and pull your leg across your body till you feel a gentle stretch through the hip and buttock region. This can also be held for 30 seconds, working up to three times on each side.

I recommend using a timer while performing these stretches as 30 seconds can be longer than it feels. Well, then take your other hip, bringing your knee towards your chest, using your other hand to grab your ankle, and pull across your body till you feel a gentle stretch through the hip and buttock region. Once again, if these exercises increase your symptoms or cause you pain, please stop and consult with your medical provider.

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