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Doctor insights on: How To Treat A Sore Hip Flexor

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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

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 knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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Grade 1 or low grade 2 hip flexor strain, still have full ROM and just feels sore, I'm aware of RICE method, is there any other way to rehab in 4 days?

Grade 1 or low grade 2 hip flexor strain, still have full ROM and just feels sore, I'm aware of RICE method, is there any other way to rehab in 4 days?

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 tightening down during healing. But it must be done gently! Remember, when recovering from a strain, if it hurts, don't do it. To ask longer questions send me a HT Message @ https://goo. Gl/tch4sN ...Read more

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How do I treat a lump in the hip flexor?

Be seen: You would be well served to be seen and evaluated to determine the source. An MRI may be indicated. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treat hip flexor strain?

Multiple: Can be primary care, physiatrist, or orthopedic surgeon. It may not really need much treatment other than rest. ...Read more

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Hurt my right hip flexor while exercising 3 weeks ago, it hasn't gotten better. How can I treat it?

Hurt my right hip flexor while exercising 3 weeks ago, it hasn't gotten better. How can I treat it?

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 continues after that and not helped w/ibuprofen see your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why did my hip flexor lock up?

Why did my hip flexor lock up?

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 flexors. ...Read more

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What should I do about a strained hip flexor?

Rest: Initially rest would be the initial response, from which they will often heal. If not, therapy can be helpful to aid in recovery. ...Read more

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Hip flexor muscle problem?

Hip flexor muscle problem?

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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How long do hip flexor muscle tears last?

How long do hip flexor muscle tears last?

2-3 weeks: And may be more, it depend how sever the case. ...Read more

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How long do hip flexor muscle medium tears last?

How long do hip flexor muscle medium tears last?

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 protective strength has returned. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

Lack of strength?: Or too much muscle tone leading to a spasm?
You need to find out by doing hip extension. If your spine hurts during hip extension the psoas is in a spasm. It this case, psoas strengthening exercises will only make back pain worse. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I get rid of stiffness in my hip flexor?

Can you tell me how do I get rid of stiffness in my hip flexor?

Get a diagnosis: C an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval ; x-rays. If no intrinsic hip or femoral problem, pt may help u get on a regular exercise ; stretching program, 4 the hip ; general flexibility. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take to recover from a hip flexor strain?

How long does it typically take to recover from a hip flexor strain?

Flexor strain: A flexor strain may take up to 6 weeks to heal. This can sometimes be associated with labral tearing and/or femoracetabular impingement (fai). Pt can speed up the healing. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I am having pain when I lift my leg to go up the steps or in the car. It is in my hip flexor area. From over extension in snow boarding. Rest?

I am having pain when I lift my leg to go up the steps or in the car. It is in my hip flexor area. From over extension in snow boarding. Rest?

Rest and stretching: Rest, anti inflammatory meds (like advil) and stretching should help. You should be able to find stretching exercises for hip flexors on google. If things are not much better ina week or two, see your doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have pain/discomfort in my right hip/hip flexor. Also getting pain in groin area too. It almost feels like things are twisted and out of place?

I have pain/discomfort in my right hip/hip flexor. Also getting pain in groin area too. It almost feels like things are twisted and out of place?

No fun: If it is the hip flexor then the pain should occur mostly with walking or other motions. I would definitely see a chiropractor (I just got mine fixed!) and take some ibuprofen and stretch. If there is pain into the scrotum or bulging inguinally, then you could have a hernia which needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If the testicle is sore or swollen definitely see a doctor ASAP ...Read more

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My hip flexor/groin got pulled. My hipflexer/groin in fully healed? If I do pt everyday starting now, how long until a full recovery (running, etc.)?

My hip flexor/groin got pulled. My hipflexer/groin in fully healed? If I do pt everyday starting now, how long until a full recovery (running, etc.)?

Weeks: Usually takes 2-4 weeks for a pulled muscle or similar situation to heal and exercise should be resumed in a gradual manner to allow full healing and recovery. ...Read more

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I get occasional, very sharp pains in my hip flexor. Sometimes when I walk, the pain suddenly stops me in my tracks. What can/should I do about it?

I get occasional, very sharp pains in my hip flexor. Sometimes when I walk, the pain suddenly stops me in my tracks. What can/should I do about it?

See ORS: Sharp occasional pains in your hip 'flexor' w / no recent hx of injury could be the earliest manifestations of hip arthritis. Groin pain w/ walking is common w/ people w/ oa of their hip. Middle age is also a common time for childhood hip conditions (ddh, scfe) to make themselves known. See your ors for exam and x-rays. Good luck! ...Read more

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Strained / pulled hip flexor muscle?

Strained / pulled hip flexor muscle?

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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What is worse a fractured hip or a sprain hip flexor?

What is worse a fractured hip or a sprain hip flexor?

Surgery vs Rehab: A fracture of the hip will most likely require surgery while a strain of a muscle will require stretching and strength training. ...Read more

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How are hip flexor bleeds caused?

Muscle tears: Torn muscles will tend to bleed and cause what is known as a hematoma. ...Read more

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How do I know if I tore my hip flexor?

How do I know if I tore my hip flexor?

Pain: To area with motion. See orthopedic and will likely need mri. In meantime try rice rest, ice, compression and elevation and otc anti-inflam. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises to stretch or strengthen a hip flexor?

Are there any exercises to stretch or strengthen a hip flexor?

Hip flexor stretches: Tight hip flexors make walking difficult and running painful because the tight hip flexor muscles make obtaining full hip extension impossible thus significantly shortening your stride and slowing your speed. Hip extension stretching will help stretch tight flexors. Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen may also help. Once tight flexors are stretched, a strengthening program will help. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How do I relieve chronic hip flexor tightness?

How do I relieve chronic hip flexor tightness?

Static stretching: Hip flexor tightness can be bothersome, especially when moving from a sitted position to stand. Stretching exercises under the guidance of your physician, physical therapist, or trainer can help with 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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I was wondering are hip flexor stretches bad for hernia?

Not bad: You should base all your activity on pain and discomfort as it relates to the hernia. If it hurts, ease up. If you find yourself limiting your activity because of the hernia, see your doctor or a general surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Pain near hip flexor, I had hysterectomy cysts, what is this a sign of?

See below: Try some outpatient therapy. There are many structures around the hip and thigh without a thorough history and physical it would be difficult to give you a diagnosis. Seeing an orthopedic surgeon would be helpful. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of tendonitis of the hip flexor?

How to get rid of tendonitis of the hip flexor?

Stretching: Stretching and eccentric exercises would be recommended most
it would be best to go to a phsical therapist to at least get you started off on the right trackk. ...Read more

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Will a thomas hip flexor stretch cause a labral tear?

Will a thomas hip flexor stretch cause a labral tear?

No: Stretching the hips flexor distracts the joint- it gently pulls the ball away from the socket. Most activities that injure the labrum- including wear and tear- do so by compressing the joint. If you have a labral tear, you may irritate it by stretching the opposite leg (the side that you are pulling to your chest can get compressed). ...Read more

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What to do about hip flexor/buttock pain after foam rolling?

What to do about hip flexor/buttock pain after foam rolling?

Allow time to heal: Certainly this sounds like a soft tissue strain and injury event from your foam rolling. I would stop that activity, and concentrate instead on stretching combined with soft tissue massage, heat, alternating ice and activity modifications. Anti-inflammatory medications are reasonable unless there are medical contraindications. Water therapy, whirlpool or deep tissue massage may help. ...Read more

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How can I recover from a Hip flexor strain as fast as possible?

Depends upon its --: Severity & duration you have had it for.
The RISE= Rest, Ice, Stretching Exercises + pain meds like Aleve (naproxen) or Motrim would get the job done, but it'll take about 2 weeks at least, maybe more.
Stretch the flexors gently several times a day and gradually increase the range. Do not overdo it. After a day or so you'll get the hang of it. If you do too much, it'll hurt worse.
See PCP if not improving. ...Read more

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When can I start cycling again after a hip flexor strain? Thank you.

When can I start cycling again after a hip flexor strain? Thank you.

Few weeks: You need to give it 2-3 weeks to heal. By that time if you are out of pain then start back slowly and build up to your current level. If you want to get back faster see a physical therapist for therapy. ...Read more

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I have a lump above my groin. Right on my hip flexor. Should I be worried?

Concerned to a degre: Two common things that come to mind are an enlarged lymph node or more remotely a hernia. If is is painful, or if it's been there for more than a day or so, I would seek care by your family doctor or urgent care to ease my mind. ...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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Recovery time from grade 2 hip flexor strain? Pain and loss of function are present but minimal

2-3 weeks: For any Grade 2 strain/sprain....Ask for some PHYSICAL THERAPY!!!! A good Physical Therapist can help you get
back to full activity sooner!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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My Achilles tendon and hip flexor have been hurting. Is it possibly because of too much exercise?

My Achilles tendon and hip flexor have been hurting. Is it possibly because of too much exercise?

Yes, maybe: If resting and light stretching for a week doesn't resolve the issue, get evaluated. ...Read more