Question - Recovery Time (hip flexor injury)

by rachele

My 14 yr old son has a hip flexor injury. Not severe, but enough to cause him to limp after he runs hard. His doctor told him to rest for a few days before returning to football (running back). He had x ray's taken of his hip and they came out normal. The Dr. said that this is caused from overuse.

Should I keep him out of football for the season or let him return after a week. My son ran track in the spring and also had this hip problem. He is not very flexible, but oddly enough very athletic and a very fast runner. Do you have any suggestions?

This is becoming very frustrating. If he does not let this heal properly can it cause permanent damage? And could this affect his growth. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

Thank you


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