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DUFFY
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The hip flexors are several muscles that bring your legs and trunk together in a flexion movement. They allow you to move your leg or knee up towards your torso, as well as to bend your torso forward at the hip. You can strain or tear your hip flexor muscles through sudden movements or falls.1?

  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:27:04 AM
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Flexion means pulling closer together. When a flexor muscle contracts, it draws two bones together, typically bending at a joint. In the case of the hip flexors, they draw together the bones of the leg and the bones of the hip or spine at the hip joint. If the hip is already flexed, such as when you are sitting, these muscles aren't working.

  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:29:04 AM
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The psoas muscle is a deep muscle that connects your spine to your leg. In fact, it's the only muscle that does so. It runs from your lower back through your pelvis, passing to the front of your hip where it attaches to the top of your femur, which is your thigh bone.

  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:29:28 AM
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 The iliacus is a flat, triangular muscle that lies deep within your pelvis. It attaches from your pelvis to your thigh bone (femur). Its primary action is to flex and rotate your thigh. This muscle is one of the four quadriceps muscles, attaching your pelvis to the patellar tendon of your knee. Squats and lunges exercise the rectus femoris.
  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:29:58 AM
DUFFY
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The pectineus muscle is a flat, quadrangular muscle that lies at the top of your inner thigh, often referred to as your groin muscle. It's primarily responsible for hip flexion, but it also rotates your thigh and adducts, which means it pulls your legs together when the muscles contract.
  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:30:11 AM
DALTON
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You can strain or tear one or more of your hip flexors when you make sudden movements such as changing directions while running or kicking. Sports and athletic activities where this is likely to occur include running, football, soccer, martial arts, dancing, and hockey. In everyday life, you can strain a hip flexor when you slip and fall, for example.


  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:30:27 AM
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You're more likely to get a hip flexor injury if you've had one in the past, you don't warm up properly before engaging in athletic activity, your muscles are already tight or stiff, or your muscles are weak from being overused. If, while exercising, you try to do too much at once in too short an amount of time, you can also put yourself at risk for a hip flexor injury.  Click this link here now

  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:31:14 AM
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If your symptoms don't improve within a couple of weeks or you start having a hard time moving your leg and/or hip, it's time to see your doctor. Your injury could be more severe than you originally thought, requiring other treatments, or be unrelated to the hip flexors entirely.


  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:35:12 AM
DALTON
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You can also consider soft tissue release techniques and trigger point therapy. These are both alternative therapies that help treat and relieve pain. Soft tissue release is an advanced form of massage therapy that targets specific muscles fibers that have become damaged or tangled up and helps stretch and strengthen them.

Trigger point therapy focuses on trigger points, which are areas that cause pain when they're compressed. However, when pressure is put on these trigger points, it can actually relieve pain. This can be done with dry needling, chiropractic care, or massage.


  Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 4:35:38 AM

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