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What type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

What type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

Lunges: The strained hip flexor muscle will tend to tighten. It is important to gently stretch a sore muscle. Start with warm-up of marching in place. Then, the hip flexor can be stretched by doing a lunge. With the strained leg behind the body while partially quatting onto the opposite forward leg you should feel the stretch in the groin. Hold for 15-30 sec and do twice. Include some brisk walking. ...Read more

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What is the usual treatment for a hip flexor injury?

What is the usual treatment for a hip flexor injury?

Slow advance to norm: Not all hip flexor strains are the same. Mild strains that allow painfree motion equal to the opposite hip can be treated symptomatically by applying ice. Tylenol or an anti-inflammatory medication can help. More significant strains that make normal daily activities difficult or painful will require a period of rest and decreased strenuous activity until pain subsides and motion returns to normal. ...Read more

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What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

What preventative measures should be taken to avoid re-injuring a hip flexor - soccer injury? Any specific stretches or weight training?

Avoid re-injury: In my experience groin strains( hip flexor/adductor muscle strains) are common in american football kickers and soccer players."rice"( rest, ice, compression , elevation / nsaids ) is most effective for treatment initially . The best advice i can give to avoid re-injury is to be certain your injury has completely healed before playing again. Stretching exersises once healed ? Benefit... ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a hip flexor injury take to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a hip flexor injury take to heal?

6 - 8 weeks: If you don't have a labral tear the tears should be 90% better by 8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have spastic CP & had my hip flexors released in 01. What can I do for hip flexor pain and spasm that has been recurrent for 3 months after injury?

I have spastic CP & had my hip flexors released in 01. What can I do for hip flexor pain and spasm that has been recurrent for 3 months after injury?

Be seen: I would first consider being seen to accurately determine the cause of your symptoms. X-rays would be useful to rule out serious injury, such as a fracture or dislocation. If everything.Checks out, then physical therapy and/or muscle relaxants are often used for pain from spasm. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have a hip flexor injury from soccer and I have pt for about. 6 weeks, and so should I take ibrouphen everyday to help me?

I have a hip flexor injury from soccer and I have pt for about. 6 weeks, and so should I take ibrouphen everyday to help me?

NSAIDs : Nsaids are not a disease modifying medication. They can help with the symptoms however long term NSAID usage can have negative side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

Can a hip flexor injury cause pain to radiate into the medial knee during exercise?

Hip flexor injury: Pain from injury to the iliopsoas muscle is usually felt in the front part of the hip, depending on the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a groin muscle, but my hip flexor hurts as well. How long should I wait to see improvement before seeking treatment?

I think I pulled a groin muscle, but my hip flexor hurts as well. How long should I wait to see improvement before seeking treatment?

4-5 days: If you can walk and there's no bulge in the groin suggesting a hernia give it 4 or 5 days. That's an uncomfortable spot to have pain. You might take some Acetaminophen (tylenol) or an anti-inflammatory like Aspirin or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Will hip flexor dysfunction go away on its own? Do you have to have pt?

Will hip flexor dysfunction go away on its own? Do you have to have pt?

PT: Hip flexor dysfunction implies inflammation or irritation of your ilio-psoas muscle/tendon unit. A physical therapy referral for treatment is usually the most reliable means of helping you get resolution of the problem. ...Read more

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What to do about hip flexor tightness and pain?

What to do about hip flexor tightness and pain?

Stretch/ICE: Recommend course of stretching, icing and anti-inflammories for 1-2 weeks. If not better, you may consider evaluation for other treatment options. Consider further imaging studies like x-ray or mri. ...Read more

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