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Hip flexor pain from football

Jun 25th, 2019

Hi there, I’m currently struggling to play football due to an injury I suffered 3 months ago.

 

Initially it was in the groin area so I was out for approx 1 month. I stopped playing and the pain went away; I then attempted to play again and felt something pop after 30mins of playing. The pain is occurring where the top of my right high meets my leg and I can feel some pain relief when I do foam rolling in this region.

 

I go gym 3x a week and continue to lift but I need some advice on how to recover from this. The pain has subsided over the past 2 months since the last game I haven’t played however I can still feel it and I feel I won’t be right running or kicking a ball.

 

It also hurts when I do weighted lunges on the right leg, he left Is fine.

 

Note: not seen the doctors yet as appointments are taking way too long to schedule!

 

Can you recommend anything?

The Guru Responded:

Hi David

 

Things going “pop” are tricky, but there are still lots of things you can and should do BUT you do need to let someone have a look at your hip/groin.

 

I can’t see why you wouldn’t pay and go and see a decent Sports Physio who can give you a decent heads up rather a GP who may not be a specialist in sports injuries.

 

No brainer.

 

The Guru

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