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Hip flexors are a group of muscles located around the upper and inner thighs and pelvic region. They are instrumental in bending your knee and flexing your hip, as well as lifting the knee towards your chest and bending at the waist. Hip flexor pain occurs when one or more of the hip flexor muscles becomes stretched or torn during sudden movements, such as changing direction while moving or running, kicking, and sprinting. Athletes, especially soccer players, runners, and martial artists, are particularly susceptible to hip flexor pain.

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Inova
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • DC United
  • Loudoun United
  • American Orthopaedic Association