“I have right lower back pain, that is kind of in my hip. It feels like a deep ache in my BUTT. It gets so bad sometimes that I feel like I can’t even walk.”
Said Brandi, a worried 32 year old who can’t recall a specific event where she hurt herself but is now experiencing unbearable pain.
Women who have C-sections tend to get by pretty okay for the first, 5 to 10 years. They might have a little low back pain, maybe some hip pain, and they attribute it to like not losing all the weight or maybe they're pushing their body too much during exercise. But don't want to slow down, and they don't need to because the pain is just there and totally manageable. I mean, for goodness' sakes, you've had abdominal surgery. So maybe your pain tolerance is really, really high. Important considerations post C-section, that are never talked about, are the effects in 10 years and beyond. [...]
Hi. All right I'm gonna give you a pelvic floor exercise to do today. So you are simply gonna start by laying on your back, you're gonna engage your lower abdominal muscles, and then you're gonna raise your legs up. This is also good for hamstring flexibility. You are gonna squeeze your toes, you're gonna do that 5 to 10 seconds, let it go. Repeat, squeeze your toes 5 to 10 seconds. You're internally rotating your hips, and this is a nice overflow into the pelvic floor. And if you don't know how to do a Kegel or a pelvic floor muscle contraction, this is an excellent way to get activation.
You could also do a heel squeeze, so squeezing, let it go, heel squeeze, let it go. And again holding 5 to 10 seconds. And this is great for some pelvic floor activation, amazing for developing core stability, and just a really great exercise. Good luck.
The answer for your low back pain and achy hips. This is beautiful for pregnant moms, who are suffering from low back pain in pregnancy. This helps loosen up the gluteal muscles and pelvic attachments and decreases the stress on the pelvic joints. This is also a perfect answer for some who has an achy leg, or nagging discomfort in the hip of leg. Enjoy!
Author: Allison Feldt
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