Hip flexor pain is common in athletes who engage in sports requiring repetitive motions of the hip such as runners and cyclists. It is characterized by pain when lifting the knee to the chest, and inflammation in the hip area. Hip flexor pain can also be the result of a tear in one of the hip flexor muscles (usually the psoas muscle(s)) due to sudden trauma.
To treat hip flexor pain, manual therapies may include one, or a combination of, the following:
ART (Active Release Technique)