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Cobra Stretch

Cobra stretch activates the flexor muscles of the hip present in front of the thigh and pelvis. For a cobra stretch first, lie on the belly and place forearms and elbow parallel to each other under the shoulders. Widen legs apart and press the top of feet against the floor mat. Keep legs firm and roll the inner thigh upwards and outer thigh downward and stretch the lower back. Press the forearm against the floor and lift the chest up. Maintain this pose for 30 seconds to a minute and repeat for three cycles.

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What could be the cause of hip pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from hip pain in the lower back region. It is behind the buttock bone on the left side. As I twist my upper body towards the right side or just bend down front and move little to the right side there is pain. I am suffering from it for almost five months and still, the p...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. In my opinion, your SI (sacroiliac joint) joint would have got into a bit of dysfunction as it normally happens from faulty posture. In addition to the ice packs, I want you to do cobra raise exercise with left leg bent at the knee and...  Read Full »

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