What Is Hip Flexor Strain?

Lifting your knee toward your body takes the work of many muscles, which are collectively known as your hip flexors. The hip flexor muscles include the iliac and psoas major muscles, also known as your iliopsoas & the rectus femoris, which is part of your quadriceps. These muscles and the tendons that connect them to your bones can easily be strained if you overuse them.

More About Hip Flexor Strain

The main work of your hip flexors is to bring your knee toward your chest and to bend at the waist. Symptoms associated with a hip flexor strain can range from mild to severe and can impact your mobility. If you don’t rest and seek treatment, your hip flexor strain symptoms could get worse.

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