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EXERCISE AND FITNESS

What is Hip Flexor?

EXERCISE AND FITNESS
               Understanding What Hip Flexor Pain Is   Hip flexor muscles allow you to lift your knees and bend at the waist. However, you can experience hip flexor pain if you suddenly strain these muscles.   The hip flexor is a group of muscles that allow you to lift your knees and bend at the waist. Found deep in the abdominal cavity, they are some of the strongest muscles in the body, notes Stephanie E. Siegrist, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Rochester, N.Y., and spokeswoman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. You put a lot of stress on your hip flexors when you sprint or kick. That’s why athletes, especially runners, soccer players, and martial artists, are especially prone to hip flexor injuries that result in hip flexor pain. Hip flexor pain is us