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How do I relieve chronic hip flexor tightness?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Tight hips (as well as other joints) respond to stretching, yoga, and pilates.
Occasionally a hip may be tight because of some anatomical problem e.g. Dysphasia or a problem with the lumbar spine e.g. Spondyolisthesis. If your stiffness doesn't improve, see an orthopedic surgeon and get a good exam and x-rays of your hip(s).

In brief: It depends

Tight hips (as well as other joints) respond to stretching, yoga, and pilates.
Occasionally a hip may be tight because of some anatomical problem e.g. Dysphasia or a problem with the lumbar spine e.g. Spondyolisthesis. If your stiffness doesn't improve, see an orthopedic surgeon and get a good exam and x-rays of your hip(s).
Dr. John Ayres
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