What happens if you leave the important “hip joint” weakening?

Many women over the age of 50 suffer from hip joint problems that cause back and knee pain. If you leave it as it is, you may not be able to walk in the future. So, I learned about care from a physical therapist, Daiei Sasakawa, all three times. She first details the risks of neglecting hip joint weakness.

What happens if you leave the important "hip joint" weakening?

Table of contents

  • Profile of Hirohide Sasakawa
  • If the hip joint is weakened, back pain and knee pain may be required, and surgery may be required.
  • A lot of nice effects when you fix your hip joint with “joint care”

Profile of Hirohide Sasakawa

Representative director of the Japan Institute of Physical Exercise Science. Born in 1988 (Showa 63). He graduated from the Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Humanities and Science, Nihon University. He graduated from the same university. He holds a master’s degree in education and is a physical therapist. He is a researcher in humanities at Nihon University. He teaches joint care that he devised independently. Asahi Culture Center lectures are always full. In his book, “I can get rid of knee, waist, and shoulder pain! Kantore Visual Edition” (published by Asahi Shimbun Publishing), etc. He is 6th dan in kendo.

If the hip joint is weakened, back pain and knee pain may be required, and surgery may be required.

Slow walking, slight discomfort at the base of the leg, pain in the lower back and knees… People who have such symptoms may have weak hip joints.

The hip joint is the joint at the base of the leg that connects the upper and lower body. The ball-shaped bone at the tip of the femur fits into a mortar-shaped depression in the pelvis. It performs basic operations such as

Since it moves while supporting a heavy body, it is easy to put a load on it, and many women, in particular, suffer from hip joint problems. Mr. Sasakawa explains as follows.

“If your hip joints are weak, your kicking power will be weaker, and you will be slower to walk. Also, your lower back moves with your hip joints, so if your hip joints become unstable, you are more likely to suffer from lower back pain and strained backs. Back pain and knee pain often originate from hip joint problems.”

If hip joint problems are left untreated, various troublesome symptoms will appear, such as worsening pain, difficulty walking or standing, and difficulty putting on and taking off socks. That’s why I want to start before that happens, “joint care”.

take care! Problems that occur when hip joints are left unattended

  • Groin pain when walking or standing
  • When it gets worse, you are annoyed by the pain even when you are sleeping
  • The hip joint becomes deformed, making it difficult to cut toenails, put on socks, sit straight, and use a Japanese-style toilet.
  • Difficulty walking or standing for long periods of time
  • Different lengths of left and right legs
  • You may need surgery in the future

A lot of nice effects when you fix your hip joint with “joint care”

A lot of nice effects when you fix your hip joint with "joint care"

“Joint care” is a training method originally devised by Mr. Sasakawa while providing rehabilitation guidance for the elderly and hospitalized patients.

“One joint is protected by two muscles. In the case of the hip joint, it is the iliopsoas muscle and the transversus abdominis muscle. If you skip one muscle, another muscle will work too hard, which will lead to an imbalance in how you use your muscles, which can lead to stiffness and pain. Joint care is about training and improving the ability to protect your joints.” (Mr. Sasakawa)

By strengthening the iliopsoas and transversus abdominis muscles through “joint care,” not only will stiffness and pain improve and you will be able to walk briskly, but there are many other positive effects as well.

“There are many people who say that their stomachs have swelled, their legs have become less swollen, and their urine leakage has improved. Of course, this is directly linked to preventing future falls and being bedridden.” (Mr. Sasakawa)

So, next time, I will introduce how to check if your hip joint is working properly and how to train the iliopsoas, an important muscle that bends the hip joint .

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