I know I keep talking about how great exercise is for chronic pain but I literally want to emphasize that any amount of exercise you do is helpful. I worked my way up to this type of workout and found that my pain has decreased. Nope, it’s not a cure by any means, but any symptom relief is good in my book!
For the Chronically Living and how to make the most of it episode on Exercise for Chronic Pain with Dr. Frank Nhan, follow the link to Apple Podcasts below. It is also on Spotify and everywhere else you get your podcasts. If you love the episode please write a review!
I had a request to do a video on what I do for hip stretches so here it is! Obviously I made this video before my hip surgery (I planned in advance!). This video includes stretches, strengthening exercises, and range of motion exercises for the hips that are great for tight hips, arthritis, and labral tears (the last 2 exercises were given to me because of the tear, the first two due to hip pain/tightness). Please consult your own healthcare team before trying them out. If you have any video requests please shoot me an email or a DM on Instagram @janeversuspain.
For more on the importance of stretching, check out my podcast episode, “Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain,” where Danielle Potvin explains how stretching can help your body.