Top
10
Doctor insights on: Treatment Hip Flexor Tightness

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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 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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What can I do if my hip or hip flexor a (i think) tightens up?

What can I do if my hip or hip flexor a (i think) tightens up?

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

10

10
Will hip flexor dysfunction go away on its own? Do you have to have pt?

Will hip flexor dysfunction go away on its own? Do you have to have pt?

PT: Hip flexor dysfunction implies inflammation or irritation of your ilio-psoas muscle/tendon unit. A physical therapy referral for treatment is usually the most reliable means of helping you get resolution of the problem. ...Read more