Do you frequently experience pain in the front of your hip? Do you sit for hours at a time throughout the day, whether it be at a desk, on the couch, or in a car? If so, then these exercises may be good for you! Given that the pain in your hip is not a direct result of some traumatic injury, such as a fall, quick twisting motion, jumping, running, slipping, etc., then chances are, the pain in front of your hip may be a result of tight hip flexors.
The hip flexors are a group of muscles that sit in the front of your hip and are responsible for either bringing your thigh up towards your torso or bringing your torso down towards your thigh. People who tend to sit for long periods of time throughout the day often experience tight hip flexors because their hip is constantly in a flexed position while sitting. As a result, those hip flexor muscles get used to being in a shortened state, and the ability for them to lengthen begins to decrease. This can lead to a multitude of different anatomical abnormalities such as the formation of trigger points in the hip flexors, decreased blood flow to the front of your hip, mechanical imbalances, and bony/soft tissue impingements, all of which can contribute to the annoying pain or discomfort you may experience.
The good news is that this pain can be fixed!