29 Nov '15, 8pm

How important is hip flexibility to problem-free running?

Q. How important is hip flexibility to problem-free running? Ryan Campbell, via email The problem A lot of runners have become so preoccupied with their knees that they’ve taken their hips for granted. In a study published in the International Journal of Sports Medicine, runners with a variety of lower-limb complaints were tested for hip range of motion and the results showed that on the injured leg the hip rotation was less than on the uninjured side. Why is this? Many runners assume that the hip joint simply allows the leg to swing forwards and backwards, and that there is little in terms of abduction, rotation or adduction. But there’s much more going on in your hips as you run. A normal gait cycle has several phases, which can be simplified into initial contact, stance, terminal stance and swing. During initial contact the foot lands (either heel, midfoot or forefoot s...

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