The New American Plague: Hip Flexor Injuries

Every year the average American worker sits for 2000 hours!  What this does is tighten your hip flexors and cause a whole host of other problems.  This post will address information that you NEED to know.

When you get a hip injury you must heal it properly otherwise it will just keep coming back, especially if you are sitting a lot.

One of the most important parts of healing a hip flexor injury is to have an effective strengthening program after the injury is healed. To have an effective program we need to have a solid core of strengthening exercises to perform; at the base of your strengthening program should be leg raises.

Hip Flexor Injury Rehab Exercise: Leg Raises

Once you are through with resting and the pain in your Hip flexor subsides, you can start rehabilitating it. Leg raises are phenomenal exercises because they work just about every hip flexor muscle that you have. They do require a substantial effort, so it is best initially to focus on doing just a few controlled repetitions rather than trying to do a high amount of sloppy repetitions.

  • To perform leg raises lie flat on the ground with your hands at your sides
  • Lift your legs in a slow, controlled motion as high as you can
  • Lower your legs slowly, again in a movement that is as controlled as possible

If you base your Hip Flexor injury recovery program off of leg raises, you will see significant improvements in strength.