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Relieve Sciatica Discomfort and Tight Hips with the Active Figure 4 Stretch

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Pain related to sciatica or sacroiliac (SI) joint issues can be incredibly uncomfortable and frustrating. The active figure-stretch is a convenient fix because you can do it as part of the activity that most commonly irritates the sciatic nerve and deep hip rotators: sitting. When done correctly, the figure-4 stretch not only helps relieve the hip tightness that compresses and irritates the sciatic nerve, but it can also help keep…

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Fix Those Tight Hips with the Standing Hip Stretch

By: Dr. Seth Hosmer, DC

Tight hips can happen for all kinds of reasons, but they are especially common in people who sit a lot. Aside from discomfort, the problem with having overly tight hips is that they can lead to postural issues and increase the likelihood of injuries during exercise and other everyday activities.  The standing hip stretch is a great way to target tight hips and keep your body moving properly. Could this…

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