Forums Lifting Anterior Hip Pain in Flexion Re: Anterior Hip Pain in Flexion

AvatarKatie Hemphill

Hey Danny,

Are you only getting the pain during squatting?
It could be a matter of impingement (soft tissues getting all squished in your hip as you go into flexion). Try some of the banded hip flexion mobilizations with the band distracting backwards (like at min 3 in this episode). These can take a little practice to get the hang of, so set yourself aside a good chunk of time to work with them and see if it helps.
I would also try getting a lacrosse ball a bit higher on your leg, up into the flexor wad (that area around your pocket if you’re wearing jeans). It can be tender, so be conservative, but I’ve had instances where I get pain during hip flexion if this stuff is all wound up and crappy.