Massage gun for hips - how can it help?

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In most cases, hip pain is caused by the tightening or spasming of the muscles surrounding the hips. The root of this can be anything from overworking those muscles in the gym or on the sports field, to the tension that can build up when you spend a large part of your day sat down at a desk.


Massage gun for hips - how can it help?


If you’re thinking of using a massage gun for hips, our own MuscleGun Carbon massage gun has been designed to deliver the optimum deep tissue massage for anyone who knows the discomfort of hip pain.

Here’s how a massage gun can help you.

Get to work on the different muscle groups around the hips

The hip flexors are a group of muscles found at the front of your hip. It’s here that you can feel pain or tightness if you overwork these muscles, which is common for anyone who hits the workouts hard or pushes themselves when running or doing yoga, for example.

A massage gun can produce up to 3,200 strokes per minute – that’s more than enough power to penetrate deep into your hip flexors. This makes it the perfect tool for activating the hip flexors before exercise and speeding up the recovery process post-workout.

Then there’s the IT band, which runs down the outside of your leg from your hip. If this feels tight after exercise, a massage gun can help to increase blood flow to the area, which relaxes the muscle and releases the tension you feel.

And don’t forget the other muscle groups around the hip – such as your hamstrings or glutes. If these are feeling stiff, you can release the tension in minutes with a massage gun.

Massage gun for hip bursitis

Hip bursitis occurs when the bursae – the fluid-filled sacks that are there to reduce the friction in your hip joints – become inflamed. In many cases, the tenderness, stiffness and pain of hip bursitis can be managed with rest that relieves the pressure on the bursae. But massage therapy is proven to be hugely beneficial too.

The percussive massage that a massage gun delivers helps to reduce the symptoms of bursitis and increase blood supply to the surrounding tissues. By reducing the swelling and pressure, massage assists the body in recovering and healing itself faster.

Massage gun for hip arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis in the hip, you’ll know all about the constant search for anything that relieves the discomfort. A massage gun is part of the answer to reducing the pain you experience and improving your quality of life as a result.

Using a massage gun boosts the blood flow around the most painful area, which reduces the swelling. Plus, regular use will keep the muscles flexible and increase your mobility – something that’s so important for arthritis sufferers.

Using a massage gun for hip pain

When you buy a massage gun, you’re making a smart investment. Not only does it enable you to achieve the same results in just five minutes as a professional massage therapist would in 20 minutes, but it saves you the recurring cost of doing so.

On a practical level, massage guns couldn’t be easier to use. Here’s how simple it is to work your IT bands:

  • Start by choosing the right head attachment. Our MuscleGun Carbon massage gun comes with a variety of these, and we recommend using the ball attachment.
  • Using the control panel on the top of your device, choose your desired speed setting. We suggest starting on setting four for IT bands.
  • Gently float the device across your IT band in a downward motion, starting from the top of the leg and working down to the knee.
  • Continue this back and forth for about two minutes on each leg. Gradually apply more pressure and adjust the speed setting to the areas that feel particularly tight or sore.

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