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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Tight Hip Flexors

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Massage and stretches for tight hip flexors?

Massage and stretches for tight hip flexors?

Can be very helpful: Both massage and passive and active stretching can be very helpful for tight hip. Flexors. While a home program for stretching can work fine massage needs to be done by a provider trained in neuromuscular massage in order to get the most benefit. Stretches should be demonstrated at least once to make sure they are done properly. Find a facility that provides physical therapy and massage. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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How do I relieve chronic hip flexor tightness?

How do I relieve chronic hip flexor tightness?

Static stretching: Hip flexor tightness can be bothersome, especially when moving from a sitted position to stand. Stretching exercises under the guidance of your physician, physical therapist, or trainer can help with problem. ...Read more

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What to do about hip flexor tightness and pain?

What to do about hip flexor tightness and pain?

Stretch/ICE: Recommend course of stretching, icing and anti-inflammories for 1-2 weeks. If not better, you may consider evaluation for other treatment options. Consider further imaging studies like x-ray or mri. ...Read more

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Get extremely tight hip flexors cause difficulties breathing?

Get extremely tight hip flexors cause difficulties breathing?

Affects your breath?: I am surprised that it affects your ability to breathe. You should be evaluated by a doctor. You may need physical therapy. ...Read more

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I work in an office. How often should I get up and stretch etc during the day to prevent rounded shoulders, tight hip flexors and many other problems?

I work in an office. How often should I get up and stretch etc during the day to prevent rounded shoulders, tight hip flexors and many other problems?

20-08-02: You can try sitting for 20 minutes out of half an hour of work, standing for 8 minutes and walking around for 2 minutes. This is only a guideline and depends how much walking and standing you do at home while cooking and other activities you do. If that is the case you may adjust your standing and walking around less often, at least every hour ...Read more

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Could a tight hip flexor cause burning/prickling sensations in the inner thigh? I do quite a bit of driving during the day.

Could a tight hip flexor cause burning/prickling sensations in the inner thigh? I do quite a bit of driving during the day.

Sounds like: A pinched nerve, either ilioinguinal or genitofemoral nerve. Either nerve could be pinched at a hernia or in the retroperitoneum. Show it to a doctor to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Please help. I have this pain from my lower hip that radiates to shin and knee. Worse when sitting. No other symptoms. Scared for DVT. Calf feels tight?

Please help. I have this pain from my lower hip that radiates to shin and knee. Worse when sitting. No other symptoms. Scared for DVT. Calf feels tight?

It is likely that: The pain you are experiencing is from nerve compression in your back or hip. Unless you have additional reasons like trauma or infection or prolonged immobility it is unlikely you have a DVT. Regardless, if you are having this much concern you should see your health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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How are hip flexor bleeds caused?

Muscle tears: Torn muscles will tend to bleed and cause what is known as a hematoma. ...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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Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Does glute bridging help stretch hip flexors?

Strengthen: The hip flexors pull the upper leg up at the hip, allows us to lift our knees and bend at the waist. There are five muscles that connect the femur to the pelvis. Stretching and strengthening the hip flexors is important to avoid injury and increase performance. ...Read more

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What should I do about a strained hip flexor?

Rest: Initially rest would be the initial response, from which they will often heal. If not, therapy can be helpful to aid in recovery. ...Read more

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What to do if I injured my hip flexor over a year ago?

What to do if I injured my hip flexor over a year ago?

Stem Cells: Consider looking up how stem cells might be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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Hip-flexor hurts when doing cartwheel. What does this indicate?

Hip-flexor hurts when doing cartwheel. What does this indicate?

Many possibilites: At 31, it commonly is a strain, if it just happened. If it's been there for a while or has been happening over and over, then it could be several things. A hip flexor tear (rectus or iliopsoas), capsule tear, hip labral tear, arthritis, cam lesion, early avascular necrosis, or stress fracture. Unless it just happened today and you're walking without pain, I would see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hurt my right hip flexor while exercising 3 weeks ago, it hasn't gotten better. How can I treat it?

Hurt my right hip flexor while exercising 3 weeks ago, it hasn't gotten better. How can I treat it?

Rest: If u are sure it's your hip flexor or adductor muscle;give it time and and avoid re- injury and it will heal (usually 6 wks. Or so). If groin pain continues after that and not helped w/ibuprofen see your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a hip flexor injury from soccer and I have pt for about. 6 weeks, and so should I take ibrouphen everyday to help me?

NSAIDs: Nsaids are not a disease modifying medication. They can help with the symptoms however long term NSAID usage can have negative side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Having very intense feeling of tightness in my hip area past few months. What could be the cause/solution? It's causing me a lot of irritation.

See details: Impossible to tell over the internet because they are several possible causes. Also, many people believe they have hip pain when they actually have a lower back issue. Get it evaluated ...Read more

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I have spastic CP & had my hip flexors released in 01. What can I do for hip flexor pain and spasm that has been recurrent for 3 months after injury?

I have spastic CP & had my hip flexors released in 01. What can I do for hip flexor pain and spasm that has been recurrent for 3 months after injury?

Be seen: I would first consider being seen to accurately determine the cause of your symptoms. X-rays would be useful to rule out serious injury, such as a fracture or dislocation. If everything. Checks out, then physical therapy and/or muscle relaxants are often used for pain from spasm. Thank you. ...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?

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