Hip flexors are situated on the front of the hip and lift the thigh if the limbs have been fixed or bend the waist down or forward. These muscles are used a lot in biking, jumping, kicking and running activities. Every time a new load is put on the muscle or persistent stresses are encountered without rest, the muscle can stretch or tear.
Cause of injury
Stress on the hip flexor muscles. The stress put without warm-up and strengthening. Improper type when running, other actions or cycling. Hyperextension at the hip of the leg.
Signs and symptoms
Pain in the groin region over the anterior part. Inflammation and tenderness over the hip flexor.
Hip flexor strains left untreated can become chronic and result in inflexible muscles that could lead to injuries. The muscle could continue to rip resulting in a rupture in the attachment.
Cessation of this activity. Ice the region. X-ray for bone chips or fracture.
Rehabilitation and prevention
Usage of suitable gear and strengthening the muscles. Unfortunately isn’t a lot which can be done to avoid contact or falling with the hip area.
Rehabilitation includes rest until the pain subsides, then reintroduction on the action. Any activities ought to be stopped before the area is free.
Handicap is infrequently caused by hip pointers and athletes can return after a rehabilitation period and therapy. Surgery is required except in fracture cases.