- Hips, Torso
You can use either the Short and Tall options to fix your hip pain with front-on and sideways stretching.
Using the Hip Massage Tool
As a hip massage tool, the MMT works very well on loosening up the very tight fascia, therefore eliminating hip pain, tightness, and disability in the front of the hip joint just below the pointy bone in the front of your pelvis. Use the short option depending on where your problem is to start with. If you feel you want more pressure, swap to the tall option. Bend and flex your knee to floss the muscle. If that feels good, roll the leg and your body to the left and right to see where the pain is greatest. Put the tool under the problem area for a minute or so. If there are no issues, slowly increase the time spent on the tool to make sure your hip tolerates this pressure.
Since the fascia that causes hip pain is so strong, it is not a 5-minute job to get the results you want. Experience has shown that you can achieve excellent results with this hip massage tool. If you spend at least 20-30 minutes on it multiple times during the week, that is. You can stretch the hip muscles in a sideways direction by rotating your foot to one side and moving your body in the same direction. Rock backwards and forwards until you feel the tool on the side of the muscle. This will push the muscle in a unique way that’s not possible with other approaches.
You can increase the pressure if need be by placing the foot of your other leg up on your bed or couch. This way, you can easily tilt your body up off the floor. Caution: If you feel pins and needles or numbness, move the tool to another spot.
Using this hip massage tool whilst watching TV or doing other things like reading or working on the laptop makes the time pass quickly. Muscle stretches for hip pain work much quicker when warm than cold. Ergo, using a hot pack or taking a hot bath helps a lot.
Is the tool good for Osteoarthritis in the hips?
Yes, the tool will loosen up the tissues surrounding your hip that reduce the hip’s ROM and increase pain. You’ll find that range of motion increases when the joint receives more nutrients to repair itself.