HIP FLEXOR TENDINOSIS & GROIN TENDINOSIS
A FEW OF THE HIP FLEXOR TENDONS
SOMETIMES THE GROIN MUSCLES / TENDONS ARE CONSIDERED HIP FLEXORS
Although there are many muscles that are considered to be “flexors” of the hip, the two muscles that are most commonly thought of as “The Hip Flexors” are the Illicacus and Psoas (often referred to as one muscle — the illiopsoas). Although the illiosposas is the muscle most commonly associated with the Hip Flexor family, it is certainly not the only one. Some of the most powerful muscles of the front thigh are considered to be Hip Flexors as well. These include the powerful Quadriceps Muscle (Rectus Femoris in the picture below), the TENSOR FASCIA LATA on the outside of the hip area (which attaches to the incredibly long tendon-like ITB — sometimes called the Illiotibial Tract), as well as the Sartorius and Gracilis.
Where will you feel most cases of Hip Flexor Tendinosis (HERE)? If you go to you ASIS (the bony bump at the front of the top of your pelvis area — your belt will sit on or just above the ASIS) and slide straight down just a smidgen, you will be there. In the case of an injured groin tendon, the pain will be felt most commonly in one of the cord-like tendons on the high inside part of the thigh. Be aware that many cases of “Groin Pulls” are actually related to tearing the fascia of this region. See middle picture below. By the way, I commonly see Hip Flexor problems hand in hand with abdominal issues (HERE). And HERE and HERE are cool testimonials from people who struggled with Hip Flexor issues — one of them for 15 years — before having said problems solved in a single visit.
HIP FLEXOR ANATOMY
DEEP HIP FLEXORS & GROIN MUSCLES
FASCIA AROUND THE GROIN
LEFT: You can see the illiacus and psoas muscles in this picture. However, please note the other muscles that are in the area, and are considered to be hip flexors as well. Sartorius, Quadriceps, and TFL are three of several (including groin muscles). ABOVE: I included this picture from Gray’s Anatomy to show you just how much fascia there is in the “Groin” or “Hip Flexor” region. Torn fascia and FASCIAL ADHESIONS are a huge problem and major contributor to Chronic Pain! Your problem may not be Tendinosis. Address Fascial Adhesions and Destroy Chronic Pain!