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Why should I do the all-fours rocking stretch exercise?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy

The all-fours rocking stretch exercise passively restores normal hip mechanics and feels great for the hips when performed properly. Move only in a pain-free range of motion. People with ankle problems can perform this stretch so their feet hang off the edge of a bed.

Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

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Fixing You: Hip & Knee Pain: Self-treatment for IT band friction, arthritis, groin pain, bursitis, knee pain, PFS, AKPS, and other diagnoses

Hip and knee pain are often a result of poor pelvic muscle performance in combination with poor walking habits. This combination creates tracking problems in the hip socket or excessive rotation at...
This exercise helps lengthen tight hip muscles. Tight hips are very common especially in people who sit for extended periods. Gaining flexibility in your hips may help reduce low-back pain and improve your body’s ability to move freely.

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