Hip Flexor Injury or Not

by Tara
(United States)

Okay. I'm an athlete and I run ALOT! Just recently I have been experiencing severe pain in the hip area. It hurts to walk. I'm really not sure if its a hip flexor injury or if its something different. The only reason I'm doubtful that its my hip flexor is because it hurts to cough and laugh. Is it a hip flexor injury?

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Nov 20, 2008
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hip flexor
by: Bart - SII

It could be a hip flexor injury - part of the hip flexor muscles - the illiacus and illiopsoas run very deep in the hip and actually come from your lower lumbar spine - they run very close to the abdominal muscles and so coughing and laughing could irritate them. This isn't a normal symptom of a hip flexor strain though.

I would definitely recommend seeing a doctor about this just to find out exactly what is going on. That way you can get it taken care of and get back to walking and running again.

Bart

Jun 01, 2009
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hip flexor injury or not???
by: Jenny

I'm curious how Tara is doing. I have a similar pain that seems to lessen when I take ibuprofen but I don't want to take it all the time. My pain is on the left side of my hip - not the front. Tara said hers hurt when she laughed - mine hurts when I sneeze. If I've been running it seems to bother me more. Sometimes I can't even cross that leg. It also seems to bother more when I'm getting up from a seated position than when I'm actually walking or running.

Feb 09, 2010
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KNOT ON THE HIP FLEXOR
by: Anonymous

MY DAUGHTER HAS A KNOT IN THE AREA OF HER HIP FLEXOR. WE HAVE STRETCHED IT, AND YET SHE STILL COMPLAINS ABOUT IT. IS THIS REALLY A HIP FLEXOR INJURY WITH A KNOT?

Jan 29, 2011
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Answer to hip flexor injury
by: Heidi

I have the same pain in the back of my left hip flexor as described here. What is the answer or response regarding healing it and preventing future hip flexor injuries?
Thank you,
Heidi

Mar 16, 2012
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Probably Not Hip Flexot NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey. I run track and field And I have just got off of my injury. I thought it was a hip flexor pull but it was actually tendonitis in the hip. They feel the same but tendonitis is not all muscle. If it hurts to cough, laugh, sneeze, exercise, walk, and lift your leg, this could also be the case. It sometimes doesnt affect my Running, but it affects my time because the limping slows me down. Go see a doctor before it gets worse.

Mar 16, 2012
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Probably Not Hip Flexot NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey. I run track and field And I have just got off of my injury. I thought it was a hip flexor pull but it was actually tendonitis in the hip. They feel the same but tendonitis is not all muscle. If it hurts to cough, laugh, sneeze, exercise, walk, and lift your leg, this could also be the case. It sometimes doesnt affect my Running, but it affects my time because the limping slows me down. Go see a doctor before it gets worse.

Jun 09, 2012
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Hip Flexor Injury or Not! NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi! For about 5 days now I have had this awful hip flexor pain. It is my right hip. About 2-3 days ago i starting getting this dull sharp pain in my appendix. I can't get up from a seated position or cough,laugh, and sneeze without being in TERRIBLE pain. Randomly, I get this super sharp pain in my appendix that almost makes me fall to the floor. I don't know if its just a hip flexor injury or something is wrong with my appendix. Should i go see a Doctor?

Apr 02, 2013
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check SI joint pain and therapy NEW
by: Anonymous

simple fixes ..with a week or two off with ice, anti-inflammatory and some si joint relief strectches 3 times a day...if problem persists see a doctor....youtube SI joint

Sep 20, 2015
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Hip injury NEW
by: Saltcrawl

I strained my hip and it hurts when I cough, sneeze, or sniff hard. I went to my pain management Dr. and he performed some injection in my SI joint but I still have pain on the back and deep in the front. This has been continuing for a week now so I am not sure if it did more damage than I think. They did not take any X-rays and I am doing ice and heat therapy. I have one of those ice machines that pumps cold water through a hose to the pad and it seems to help with the pain better than Ibuprofen and the pain med. The only problem is you have to cautious with continuous ice therapy.

Sep 20, 2015
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Hip injury NEW
by: Saltcrawl

I strained my hip and it hurts when I cough, sneeze, or sniff hard. I went to my pain management Dr. and he performed some injection in my SI joint but I still have pain on the back and deep in the front. This has been continuing for a week now so I am not sure if it did more damage than I think. They did not take any X-rays and I am doing ice and heat therapy. I have one of those ice machines that pumps cold water through a hose to the pad and it seems to help with the pain better than Ibuprofen and the pain med. The only problem is you have to cautious with continuous ice therapy.

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