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A 38-year-old member asked:

what can i do if my hip or hip flexor a (i think) tightens up?

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Dr. Charles Toman
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Stretching: In a 38 y/o, the likely cause of hip tightness is usually muscular. The hip flexor is a prime cause of this tightness. Working on jip stretching exercises should improve symptoms. Visiting a physical therapist for modalities like ultrasound could help. Other causes are femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears. Seek out a hip arthroscopy specialist like me if pain persists.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Stretches: You can try to stretch it out, massage, moist heat, therapy are all alternatives.

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How do I treat a lump in the hip flexor?

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