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how to treat a sore hip flexor

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A muscle strain: is a tear of the muscle fibers. Along with RICE, it is appropriate to do VERY LIGHT stretching and massage of the area to prevent the muscle from tigh ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
May be yes.maybe nit: All depend of the locazation and symtomatology, because remove it could be one option.
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: You would be well served to be seen and evaluated to determine the source. An MRI may be indicated.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Hip strain: An orthopedic surgeon is the most appropriate place to start. They can design a treatment program for you that most likely involves physical therapy a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: If u are sure it's your hip flexor or adductor muscle;give it time and and avoid re- injury and it will heal( usually 6 wks. Or so). If groin pain con ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Tight: The hip flexors are almost always too tight. You need to religiously stretch them. Also work on strengthening the gluts which help balance out the f ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Many things: Ice, antiinflammatories (if you can tolerate them), stretching and gentle massage.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 weeks: And may be more, it depend how sever the case.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Variable time period: Most partial tears heal without surgery with rest and physical therapy within 4-8 weeks. Strenuous activity would not be allowed until adequate protec ... Read More
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