What is the fastest way to heal a hip flexor strain?
Applying ice or heat to the affected area of the hip or groin. This can be done with ice cubes or frozen vegetables (in plastic bags) wrapped in a towel, or a hot water bottle. Compressing the affected hip with an elastic bandage to reduce any swelling. The elastic bandage can be wrapped around the hip and pelvis.
Should I stretch my hip flexor if it hurts?
Hip Flexor Pain: Stretching Exercises Can Help
Then lower your leg and return to the starting position. Perform this exercise about 15 times and then repeat with your other leg. While standing, raise one of your knees to your chest (or as high as possible), as if you were marching in place.
Is walking good for hip flexors?
‘ Walking is good for the hip flexors, but to run far more efficiently (and, crucially, without pain), strategically opening and also strengthening your hip flexors needs to be part of your running routine.