When internal rotation is limited due to a hypertonic ligamentous capsule, the head of the femur doesn't have the necessary freedom to optimally swivel within the acetabular fossa of the pelvis, which limits all other ranges of motion of the hip, including flexion, extension, external rotation, abduction, adduction, and circumduction.
Here's a 23-minute look at an impromptu movement session that I recorded on a wintry afternoon in 2016. I feel best when I don't have a predetermined workout plan. I like to continuously learn new ways of improving my overall mobility and do what feels best in the moment. Read more about Simple Movement Session on a Wintry Day
If you experience intermittent neck pain and/or stiffness, you may benefit from a simple routine of stretching and strengthening the dozens of skeletal muscles and ligaments that line your neck.
The most important requirement for healthy ligaments and muscles is steady blood flow to these tissues. And stretching the ligaments and muscles that line your neck is the most effective way to promote and maintain a rich supply of blood in this region. Read more about Simple Exercises for Neck Pain and Stiffness
Healthy blood circulation is an absolute must for healthy tissues. Strong and steady blow flow allows for constant exchange of nutrients and waste at the cellular level, and also promotes healthy flow of fluid through your lymphatic system, a key component of your immune system. Read more about How to Improve Blood Circulation in Your Legs
There's no question that it's healthy to engage in exercise and activities that create and maintain muscle mass. Beyond warding off osteoporosis, regular exercise that builds up and sustains muscle can significantly decrease risk of diabetes type 2, as skeletal muscle acts as a storage reservoir for excess sugar that makes its way into your bloodstream. Put another way, the more skeletal muscle mass you maintain, the greater capacity your body has to prevent diabetes and other types of cardiovascular disease. Read more about Six Ways To Reduce Risk Of Injury
What is wisdom? Is it not insight gained through experience? While gaining authentic wisdom, doesn't one also develop some humility and compassion for every person's journey, regardless of differences in life values? Those who exude what feels like authentic wisdom don't seem to have a need for their contentions to be heard - rather, they are blissfully occupied with learning and giving.
The contents of this website are the opinions of Dr. Ben Kim unless otherwise noted. The information on this website is not intended as personalized medical advice and is not intended to replace the relationship that you have with your primary care provider. Any decisions you make with regard to your daily choices and medical treatments should be made with the help of a qualified health care provider.