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How to get rid of pain in the TFL (tensor fascia lata)

Do you feel an achy, dull, annoying pain in the side of your hip that’s been there for months or even years? Does it seem to get worse after any type of dynamic physical activity or any prolonged period of sitting?

It’s possible that this discomfort is due to a shortened and dysfunctional tensor fascia latae muscle, or “TFL” for short. I’ve experienced this discomfort myself so I know exactly how much of a pain in the [TFL] it can be!

In this article, we’re going to explain why your tensor fascia lata might be dysfunctional and then present a step-by-step training protocol that can help you reduce your TFL pain.

 

maks had a tight tflYou'll smile like this too when your TFL feels better.
 
 

My TFL Story

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How to sleep with anterior pelvic tilt

How should you sleep if you have an anterior pelvic tilt? If you sleep in the wrong position, will it make your tilt worse? If you sleep in a good position, will it make it better?

If you have an anterior pelvic tilt we have some great information for you, including  how to sleep to improve your alignment, and a video to help you understand the best position for your pelvis at night.

 woman showing anterior pelvic tilt

What is anterior pelvic tilt?

An anterior tilt is when the front of your pelvis is tipped towards the floor. It's not a terrible orthopedic condition. It just means certain muscles are positioning your pelvis so that the front end is lower than ideal.

However, this position creates an arch in your lower back that is not ideal...

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