Is it medial to your ilia (front hip bone)? If so, it could be your psoas muscle, which initiates flexion of the femur (lifting your leg). If you sit at a desk, the psoas is often in a shortened position which also doesn’t help. Often core strength helps, as it sometimes gets overworked if it’s trying to stabilize your trunk while also acting as a prime mover. It could be taking over in running if your hip abductors (outside of the hip) and TFL (a hip flexor that also stabilizes the top of the femur and keeps it from internally rotating) are weak. Two stretches I like for psoas are: low lunge yoga stretch, or lie on your back with your hips at the end of a table or bed and bring the non-symptomatic knee to your chest, letting the weight of your symptomatic leg and gravity provide a stretch to the muscle. While you do those, make sure you’re engaging the deeper core muscles, as any arching of the back will exacerbate it. And a tight psoas can also pull on your spine to arch your back, further reason to keep up with the core workouts.
Before I am looking for a doctor/physiotherapist I thought I will try this forum section and maybe you guys can help me because this thing is bothering for a couple of months now: I have a constant „pull“ / “pain” in my quadriceps/hip area. It feels its the hip flexor or musculus sartorious but I am not quite sure. It hurts or lets say its a „uncomfortable“ feeling when I raise my leg.
It appears to get worse from running or leg raises in the gym. Stretching and rolling helped a little bit but not much. Do you have any ideas what else to do? The „pain“ is not severe but its really annoying … The muscle feels like it wants to get stretched but stretching does not bring any release or at least not much. Maybe I am missing a muscle group in my training?
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