Hip Flexor Strain

The hip flexors constitute the main muscle group of the anterior hip and thigh. These muscles are primarily responsible for flexing the leg forward and are used in athletic activities such as sprinting and kicking. A hip flexor pull or strain can be a debilitating injury for athletes. It can occur during a strenuous event, such as a kick or jump, or it can be the result of repetitive activity or overuse.


The hip flexor muscles are the iliopsoas, rectus femoris, gracilis, and sartorius. These muscles connect the pelvis to ...

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