I have been doing Starting Strength for a while now. I have been squatting rippetoe’s low bar style.
The pain started small, a tinge of pain in my left hip flexor, and was only while squatting for a week or two, but then it started hurting after the workout as well. Now if I squat my left hip flexor will be slightly numb (or something) halfway down the leg. I took a week off of squatting, but decided to try it again today, because I’m a young guy, and usually heal pretty quick. The pain came back.
I researched and it looks like hip impingement could be the issue, which would explain the pain happening only once i get to the bottom, and maybe numbness. I am hoping that instead, its a leg strength imbalance issue. I had surgery on my shoulder last year so I have slightly less mobility in my right shoulder and the bar rests slightly unevenly on my shoulders.
Alternatively, it could be shitty form (most likely lack of hamstring engagement), but I honestly think that it isn’t very bad.
Hope i didn’t forget anything.