Hip Flexor Strain
Hip Flexor Strain refers to an injury or overstretching of the muscles that allow the hip to bend and the leg to move toward the torso. This injury is often seen in activities that involve repetitive hip flexion, such as running, kicking, or excessive sitting. Symptoms include pain in the front of the hip or groin, and in some cases, walking or lifting the knee may be challenging.
Preventative measures, such as warming up before exercise and maintaining flexibility, can help reduce the risk of hip flexor strains. At STRONG., we recommend seeking help through physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage as a first step. Treatments are individualized to your needs and preferences but typical sessions may include exercise or rehabilitation focusing on the lower limb and torso, relative rest and activity modification, tissue release of tight muscles, joint mobilization/manipulation, or acupuncture. Strengthening of the hips, core, and leg can be helpful to prevent recurrence so working with a personal trainer is a good second step.
Treatments may include: