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Recovery Time Hip Flexor Strain
I have hip flexor/groin strain, i ice it 3 times a day.Should i stretch right after ice or wait for awile then stretch ?
Wait a while after: Icing. If you were using heat, which can help now that it's not in the acute stages, the stretching right away would be fine. However, after icing, want to let muscles get back close to baseline temp before stretching or you can cause some very small micro tares and delay healing. Either cold or heat is fine, whichever gives you more relief. ...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
6 wks +/-: Depends on the severity of your injury. Strain is usually caused by acute trauma from sprinting, cutting, or kicking. Initially, focus on ice/rest/antiinflammatories. When the pain improves after a few days, begin easy stretches of hip flexors. In recovery, focus on flexibility and core strengthening. Gradually return to normal physical activity, letting pain be your guide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hip flexor strain, and should I take ibropropfen everyday and whould it relief my pain forever.
Groin strains...: Hip flexor ( or adductor also) strains respond well to immediate ice( 12-24 hrs), ibuprofen( or other otc nonsteroidal antiinflammatory med) and rest.These 'groin strains' often take 4-6 wks to fully heal even in young athletes and are prone to re/ injury if you return to your sport to quickly.You shouldn't require Ibuprofen or other NSAID more than a week.See your primary care physician for exam. ...Read more
My hip flexor has been hurting a lot and the pain is getting worse. X-rayed and was told it's not skeletal. Hip flexor strain or something serious?
Hip flexor hurts!: Hip flexor strain is a muscle, possibly tendon or bursa, injury that doesn't show up on x-rays which show bones. Hip flexor injuries hurt! they require appropriate diagnosis and treatment usually involving activity modification, anti-inflammatory, manual therapy(pt), and addressing any predisposing factors such as abnormal gait, muscle imbalance, foot malalignment. See non-surgical sports med doc. ...Read more