Here’s another great little test you can do to find out what the mobility gain/loss is like for the anterior hip capsule. So many people complain of “a pinch” in the front of their hip regions and attribute it to tight hip-flexors. That may be the case, but some of the time there is a fair amount of involvement from the anterior hip capsule – a cartilaginous covering of the hip joint that extends from the perimeter of the femoral head (ball of the femur) and blends in with the lateral border of the acetabulum (hip socket.) Check out the video and see for yourself.
Everyone sits more then they stand and walk. Everyone sits more then they stretch. Everyone sits more then they run or exercise. Even the best of us are guilty. As a result, the hip flexor muscles are consistently tighter then they should be due to the shortening of the muscles in a seated position. In this video we show you how you can do a simple screen for tight anterior hip region mobility loss.