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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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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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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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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 type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

What type of exercises will they have me do in physical therapy for a strained hip flexor?

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

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What is the usual treatment for a hip flexor injury?

What is the usual treatment for a hip flexor injury?

Slow advance to norm: Not all hip flexor strains are the same. Mild strains that allow painfree motion equal to the opposite hip can be treated symptomatically by applying ice. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or an anti-inflammatory medication can help. More significant strains that make normal daily activities difficult or painful will require a period of rest and decreased strenuous activity until pain subsides and motion returns to normal. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a groin muscle, but my hip flexor hurts as well. How long should I wait to see improvement before seeking treatment?

I think I pulled a groin muscle, but my hip flexor hurts as well. How long should I wait to see improvement before seeking treatment?

4-5 days: If you can walk and there's no bulge in the groin suggesting a hernia give it 4 or 5 days. That's an uncomfortable spot to have pain. You might take some Acetaminophen (tylenol) or an anti-inflammatory like Aspirin or ibuprofen. ...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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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

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What should I do about a strained hip flexor?

What should I do about a strained hip flexor?

Many things: Ice, antiinflammatories (if you can tolerate them), stretching and gentle massage. ...Read more