Hip : Hip Flexor

Hip Flexor Strain

Often times people find themselves sitting in a chair at their office for most of the day. This lack of movement can lead to tightening of your hip flexors, which could lead to injury. Stretching and strengthening our hip flexors can help prevent injuries that occur from sedentary work environments.

A hip flexor strain is a stretch of the muscles that allow you to lift your knee and bend at your waist. A strain in your hip can cause your high to feel tight and pulling in your groin area.

How does a Hip Flexor Strain occur?
Another way you may suffer this injury is if you overuse of the muscles that help you flex your knee or do high kicks. Athletes who bike, run, jump, or kick often like soccer players or those who practice martial artist tend to be more susceptible to this injury. On the other end of the spectrum, if you sit all day and then jump into vigorous activity without proper warm up, you could cause a strain.

Symptoms

  • Pain in your upper groin region where your thigh meets your pelvis.
  • Stretching or pulling when moving your legs.

Potential Treatments

  • Apply ice on your hip for 20 to 30 minutes every three to four hours for two or three days or until the pain goes away.
  • Your healthcare provider may recommend taking an anti-inflammatory.
  • Your healthcare provider may advise you to perform certain rehabilitation exercises to help you return to your activities quickly.

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