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Relieve Chronic Hip Flexor
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
I injured my hip flexor two years ago have done pt and cortisone shots still have pain and now am suffering from severe chronic neck pain to the point?
SIjt.painradiation: Cortisone for a muscle injury-no! Help me understand what kind of a thigh muscle injury would last 2 years. If you had a beneficial systemic effect from the corticosteroid injection for a short time, your age favors a spondylopathy that a rheumatologist should be diagnosing and treating. AS and others attack your age group. Good luck! If no rheumatologist see an internist or a better FP. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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