Back and Hip Pain
I am a 36 year old woman and was diagnosed with a bulged disc and annular tear in my lower back since 2001 after I fell on my back on a pavement which was icy.
Since 2006, I have also suffered with painful areas in the hip/pelvis/thigh pain and snapping hip syndrome which doctors believed was referred pain from the back.
I have recently been advised that it is separate from the back pain and it is probably due to a tight iliotial band in front of the thigh and I have been living with this aggravating pain for nearly 7 years.
Painkillers seldom help and I've had brief relief from a epidiual/cortisone injection a year ago but the pain came back after 3 months.
The doctor advised that the hip clicking will never go away but it is so annoying and painful. I have been using the tennis ball and foam roller for trigger point and self massage which does help on occasion.
The exercises that I have found on here have been so useful as the videos are slow so you can see the correct movement to ensure you are doing it correctly and the stretching exercises definitely help weak muscles like mine.
I also intend to build on my core muscles using the stability ball, matwork, bands, and ring (pilates) to help with this.
I was wondering if I had to do these kind of exercises everyday or do you have to take a rest from working these weak muscles?