Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition that affects the spine and areas where tendons and ligaments attach to bone. However, AS has many other possible symptoms beyond the spine, including hip pain and stiffness.
It’s a common misconception that flexibility is necessary for overall health. In reality, there’s no proof that flexibility has any real health benefits when it’s not combined with strong, mobile joints. In some cases, flexibility can actually do more harm than good.