What causes weak hip flexors?
Underuse of the muscles or sitting down for extended periods can cause weak hip flexors. Conditions such as and osteoarthritis can also cause weakness in this muscle group.
What are the symptoms of tight hip flexors?
- A sharp or sudden pain in the hip, pelvis or groin area.
- Cramping, tender or sore muscles along the upper leg.
- Swelling or bruising on the hips or thigh.
- Pain in an adjacent muscle group, like your glutes or core.
- Decreased strength along the groin area.
How do you fix tight hip flexors?
- Kneel on your right knee.
- Put your left foot on the floor with your left knee at a 90-degree angle.
- Drive your hip forward.
- Hold the position for 30 seconds.
- Repeat 2 to 5 times with each leg, trying to increase your stretch each time.