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Recovery time from grade 2 hip flexor strain? Pain and loss of function are present but minimal

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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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 ?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 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 hip flexor strain, and should I take ibropropfen everyday and whould it relief my pain forever.

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

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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 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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Is walking on an incline good fir hip flexor strain?

Is walking on an incline good fir hip flexor strain?

Hip flexor strain: You will tend to protect it more in this manner. Downhill would be a tougher eccentric contracture. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Partial tear: Could be the rectus femurs of the sartorial.You can easily aggravate a tear by overuse while healing. Give in to it for a couple weeks more. Take Ibuprofen or naproxen. Ice may help. ...Read more

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Is light walking good for mild groin/hip flexor strain? Or should I just rest.

Is light walking good for mild groin/hip flexor strain? Or should I just rest.

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. No good image. ...Read more