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What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

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Dr. Michael Granberry
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What exercises can I do for a torn hip flexor muscle?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
The best exercise is: In my opinion, your workout should include cycling with clips or power grips. Cycling is gentle, rhythmic, increases blood flow, aiding in healing. Hip flexors are difficult to heal, so until you improve with cycling, avoid free weights.

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