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Doctor insights on: Overactive Hip Flexors Dancer

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I've been diagnosed with overactive hip flexors and am a dancer, what should I do now?

I've been diagnosed with overactive hip flexors and am a dancer, what should I do now?

Flexibility/Strength: Flexibility and strength are very important, especially for dancers. If you are having pain or an injury related to your hip flexors, you might want to work with a physical therapist to learn a good stretching and core/hip strengthening program. You may want to work with a pilates instructor if you aren't injured, but only have tight hip flexors, as pilates is excellent for dancers. ...Read more

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How are hip flexor bleeds caused?

How are hip flexor bleeds caused?

Rephrase the quest -: Ion as it seems incomplete, difficult to be understood. ...Read more

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I feel bumps/knots on my hip flexors, help?

I feel bumps/knots on my hip flexors, help?

Check it out?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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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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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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Hip flexor pain from exercising how long until it heals?

Hip flexor pain from exercising how long until it heals?

Variable: This kind of pain if no muscle tear , just for muscle spasms and treated with rest. Cool pack and Tylenol (acetaminophen) you can improving in about one week . ...Read more

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Is it possible for spasticity be corrected in hip flexors?

Is it possible for spasticity be corrected in hip flexors?

Controlled??: Spasticity is difficult to correct since it is mostly due to injury to the brain and or spinal cord. These conditions usually can be managed with medications, physical therapy and botox. There are more aggressive options as well but are not often required. ...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?

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