Hip Flexor Exercises

Hip Flexor Exercises

May 20, 2022

Hip Flexor Exercises

Courage is not having the strength to go on; It is going on when you do not have the strength!
Theodore Roosevelt

This week we are going to talk about our hips. Specifically hip flexors. Those are the muscles that flex your hip up towards your waist. Many people have tightness in their hip flexors/or pain. Do you have pain or difficulty with

  1. Sit to stand from a chair?
  2. Lifting your leg up from the bed?
  3. Pain in the front of your leg with walking/running?
  4. A catch feeling in the front of your hip when you move your leg forward?

If you said YES to any of the above situations you could benefit from some simple hip flexor exercises. Don’t worry it will not take you too long to do these daily. Also start out with just your body weight ( the weight of your leg). If these simple exercises hurt initially and cause more pain- stop them and come get a physical therapy evaluation, you may have something deeper going on.

Below is a short video of 4 simple hip flexor exercises. I challenge you to try them out for a couple of weeks especially if you answered YES to the questions above. Start out with just your body weight for about 10-12 reps. As you get better/the exercise gets easier add some weight. Click the link below to see the exercises.

My passion in life is to help people return to their active lifestyle and to live pain free! Are you in pain? If so, call to schedule an appointment. I would love to help you.