Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition of the spine and entheses, the areas where tendons and ligaments attach to bone. AS can also affect other body parts, including the hips.
Hip flexors get weak when we sit too much but simple stretches and strengthening exercises can leave you less stiff
I am sure you've been told you should stand up and move away from your work stations or use a standing desk where possible. One of the major benefits of doing this is to activate and stretch the hip flexor area.
Most people associate arthritis with old age, but Gallagher is just 49. So how unusual is it to develop such severe arthritis before old age? Well, it depends on the type of arthritis.