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How To Treat A Sore Hip Flexor
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
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
Hurt my right hip flexor while exercising 3 weeks ago, it hasn't gotten better. How can I treat it?
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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