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Anterior Pelvic Tilt

The anterior pelvic tilt is the variation in the spine's posture that occurs when the front portion of the pelvis rotates forward and the back portion of the pelvis upswings. Sitting idle for a long time with no adequate movements can cause anterior pelvic tilt. It is characterized by pain in the lower back, hip, and knee.

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I am pretty flexible but doing center splits cause sharp pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I do a couple of sports to have some hip flexibility. I am pretty flexible, and I can do right and left splits. But when doing the center split, I get a stopping pain in my outer hip with no stretch in my inner thigh. If I rotate my knees back and hips forward, I can do more stretch, but ...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many factors, other than tight inner thigh muscles that limit the split, especially the center split. Bony restriction in the hip joint, as the hip joint bone gets jammed into the socket because of extreme coxa vara angle (angulation between the neck and shaft...  Read Full »

I am suffering from kyphosis and anterior pelvic tilt. Which muscles should be strengthened first?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from kyphosis and anterior pelvic tilt, and I do physical therapy. Which is the disease that I should start treating first, and what muscles should be strengthened first? I did surgery on my neck and my lower back, as I was having C6-C7 disk and lumbar spinal stenosis.   Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, I need you to understand that kyphosis and anterior pelvic tilt are not diseases but postural problems attained due to muscle imbalances. These are due to prolong postures adapted during our day-to-day activities. The kyphosis curve, to some extent, is normal an...  Read Full »

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