Quick Tip: Foam Rolling Around the Greater Trochanter

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Stretches

For you avid foam rollers, here is a new one to add to your repertoire. It’s great for athletes and people with hip tightness. I just tried it and wow! Apparently all that brisk walking around the City is catching up to me and my hips!

With several major muscles connecting to the Greater Trochanter, it’s no surprise that it can frequently feel tight. And when it’s really bad, it can cause Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome and Trochanteric Bursitis. So keep on rollin’ to stay loose and pain free!

Who needs this exercise?

This exercise is great for just about anyone. It takes a bit of finesse to use the roller in this manner but if you can do it, it’s probably going to be helpful. And if you are an athlete or a desk worker you will love it.

For the best results:

  • Go slow.
  • Let the roller sink into the tissue gently
  • Think of this as 4 different exercises
  • Don’t roll onto the Greater Trochanter – roll around it
  • Breath and enjoy the burn!

Note: if you are experiencing severe pain during the rolling, stop this exercise and consult a professional.