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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
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
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
Suspected Hip flexor strain. Causing me to limp. And lower back now hurting too. Currently abroad.
Hip sprain: If you're walking abnormally because of the hip sprain, your low back eventually is strained. It would be best if an orthopedic specialist could evaluate you for both diagnosis and treatment. Physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or naproxen (available without a prescription), prescription muscle relaxant are all effective treatment modalities for your problems. ...Read more
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
Is there anything I can take to help heal nagging strained muscles? I take glucosamine & have done pt for my hip flexor strain (1 of multiple strains)
Hi, I think I have a hip flexor strain from a knee to the hip and it happened about a week ago. The pain almost went completely away but then came back?
Walk if it doesn't.:
...Aggravate the problem. If it does, no., then rest is best ur activity modification should aim to exercises that do not cause pain. Sometimes walking on flat surface ; slowly with small strides u may get away with it
once gone warm up, stretch ; gradually strengthen with care.
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My husband is type II diabetic. His sugar level has been elevated due to a lot of stress and possible hip flexor strain. His extremities are cold.?
See your doctor: You should discuss these findings with your doctor. You could reopen the cervix to drain the fluid, but, given the paucity of symptoms, that may not be necessary. ...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
Hi I'm in cross country and I've been having issues with my hip flexor/groin all season and my trainer has ruled out a strain and he thinks tendonitis?
Lunges: The strained hip flexor muscle will tend to tighten. It is important to gently stretch a sore muscle. Start with warm-up of marching in place. Then, the hip flexor can be stretched by doing a lunge. With the strained leg behind the body while partially quatting onto the opposite forward leg you should feel the stretch in the groin. Hold for 15-30 sec and do twice. Include some brisk walking. ...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've had 2 c-sections, and I'm a runner. I have had lower back pain and hip flexor pain. Stretching and time off running don't help. Help?!?
Time to see the doc: A sports med doc can help you with this issue. A thorough history and exam coupled with x-rays and potentially other forms of imaging will help confirm or exclude the causes. In your case, a running gait and postural analysis plus strengthening exercises may be quite helpful. ...Read more
I have had a hip flexor muscle spasm for about a week now. Sometimes the pain causes me to limp, and other times walking helps it feel better. Is it?
See a physician: Without other historical details, or an examination, it is difficult to assess this issue. Please see your physician who can do a detailed investigation based on the historical details as well as an examination to create a diagnostic and treatment plan. ...Read more
I strained my hip flexors months ago. Is it normal to have pain when standing? I cannot stand for long periods of time.
Hip pain on standing: If you strained your hip flexor muscles (primarily the psoas muscle), then it would be common (nor normal) for you to have pain in these muscles on standing or any time you stretch them. Yet stretching them is also the best way to heal them. Regular, slow stretches, as far as you can go without severe pain, repeated 10 times for a set, 3 sets a day. ...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
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