Hip Flexor Stretching

Hip flexor pain happens to athletes and office workers alike. Whether the cause is overuse or a sedentary lifestyle, you can treat and prevent your hip flexor pain by doing regular strengthening exercises and appropriate stretches. In this article, we tell you all you need to know to get started.

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Hip Flexor Exercises and Stretches
Why Hip Flexor Strength and Mobility Are Important
Common Causes of Hip Flexor Pain
General Tips for Avoiding Hip Flexor Pain
When To See A Doctor About Your Hip Pain
Prevent Hip Pain Before It Happens!

The hip flexors are a group of muscles that attach at the femur, the thigh bone, and the lumbar spine or hips. The strongest hip flexor muscle is the iliopsoas. When contracting this muscle, the thigh is brought up toward the torso of the body.

This group of muscles is activated whenever you walk or run. In fact, hip flexor injuries are very common in runners. Usually, a running hip flexor injury happens when increasing your mileage, duration, or intensity by too much. As a result, you may experience pain, increased tightness, and reduced mobility in the front of the hip.

Interestingly, the hip flexors may also become tight from sitting for too long. This means that if you sit and work at a computer all day, you may be more prone to tight hip flexors.

So, what can you do about it?

In this article, we outline hip flexor stretches and exercises, why hip flexor mobility is important, common causes of hip flexor pain, and more!

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