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Will a thomas hip flexor stretch cause a labral tear?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: No

Stretching the hips flexor distracts the joint- it gently pulls the ball away from the socket.
Most activities that injure the labrum- including wear and tear- do so by compressing the joint. If you have a labral tear, you may irritate it by stretching the opposite leg (the side that you are pulling to your chest can get compressed).

In brief: No

Stretching the hips flexor distracts the joint- it gently pulls the ball away from the socket.
Most activities that injure the labrum- including wear and tear- do so by compressing the joint. If you have a labral tear, you may irritate it by stretching the opposite leg (the side that you are pulling to your chest can get compressed).
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