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

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Dr. Janet Limke
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine

In brief: Hip flexor

Mostly stretching and low impact resistance exercises.

In brief: Hip flexor

Mostly stretching and low impact resistance exercises.
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