Effective release for the hip and outer thigh pain and tightness using just the wall and a sFera massage ball.
Benefits of the TFL Release
- Reduce hip stiffness
- Reduce hip pain while walking and sitting
- Prevent and help relieve IT Band Syndrome
- Relieve hip and outer thigh pain
- Improve body alignment
Do you religiously roll out your IT band with tears in your eyes? Rolling out the IT band (a very large tendon) will not offer you any relief from either hip, outer thigh or knee pain. Instead, work on releasing Trigger Points in the TFL (Tensor Fasciae Latae) and your quads to relieve pain and improve your athletic performance.
Trigger Points in the TFL muscle can cause hip stiffness (particularly in the morning), alter body alignment by tilting the pelvis forward (excess lower back curve) or sideways (creating a “short leg” effect.) These Trigger Points can get worse if you tend to sleep on your side with the knees up (put a pillow between the knees) or sit for long periods of time.