Hip flexor Tendonitis, or in plain english inflammation or the Hip flexors.
The typical hip flexor injury is especially a nasty, stubborn injury. As an athlete, you usually get a groin injury due to overload. In a minority of cases, a relatively small accident with the lung muscles is at the beginning of this ongoing injury. The pain is located on the inside of the pubic bone, where the muscles of the inside of the upper leg are stuck. In the beginning there is often only stiffness in the morning after a heavy training or contest and some pain on the pubic bone. Later, after any sports tax, pain occurs. Usually, there is a period of pain at the beginning of sports and after sports. Then the pain is actually constantly present in sports. Then there is also clear performance reduction. Finally, there is continuous pain and sport is no longer possible. So you can be at a stage of less to many more complaints.
If you have a leg injury, it is wise to consult a sports doctor, especially if the complaints last longer than six weeks. It is important to see if there are indications that something else is the cause of the pain. A diagnosis must therefore be made and / or a cause must be found. The sports doctor will check if there is a hip joint (suspected of an X-ray). He also looks at the low back and the SI joints. It is also investigated whether the abdominal muscles also show a tendon tendon (which is often seen in conjunction with a lung injury). It is also checked whether there is no fracture. Furthermore, other rare diseases are excluded. Only after this investigation has been completed, the sports doctor can say that it is a “typical injury injury”. Many athletes who come to us have had long-term physical therapy, often with little or no success. In physiotherapy, only eccentric strength training helps. Although this is not successful at all, it may be useful to begin with this. Furthermore, it is of course important to reduce the sports tax and increase the taxability. The sports doctor will give advice after his research. If there are activities in the daily life where complaints of the groin occur, then this tax should also be reduced. Furthermore, the sports tax must be adjusted. When adjusting the sports tax is an important rule that can not be avoided by the pain. For example, if running is still painful, the athlete should get advice only to train alternatively. Biking, fitness training and stepping (‘walking’ on a kind of ‘stair machine’) are possible alternatives. As a result of reducing morning stiffness, walking training can be resumed carefully, starting several times running several times. The criterion is that under the expansion of the sports tax there should be a decline in pain. If so, the number of minutes of the duration can be gradually increased. By adhering to this principle, the tax can then be gradually increased. If the cost condition is rebuilt well, the training can be extended to a footballer, for example, in succession: • rate interval training • acceleration runs up to 80% of its maximum speed • sprints from a short run-up • sprint from position (standing start) • “cut and run” without ball • ‘cut and turn’ with ball (but still without opponent). • “cut and run” with ball and with opponent and “shoot” on the goal. Only when it is ok can you participate in a training session and then again to ‘real’ matches.