Pulled Hip Flexor

Dealing With A Pulled Hip Flexor

A pulled hip flexor can lead to a great deal of swelling and pain.  It is very important that you seek medical attention immediately when symptoms initially appear to prevent worsening the injury.  Only a doctor can determine the exact cause of the pain as well as the severity of the injury.

Causes

Hip flexors are the group of muscles that are found in the top, front part of your thigh and they extend into your hip.  They serve the important purpose of moving your thigh forward or bringing it up toward your chest.  There are a few different causes of a pulled hip flexor such as:

 

Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch

To reduce your risk for a pulled hip flexor, it is imperative that you stretch the area out completely before engaging in any type of physical activity.

Standing Hip Flexor Stretch

This is a stretch that you should perform at the end of your workout.  It may be tempting to just sit (or lay) down after you get done exercising but your muscles need to be stretched out and cooled down.