I’ve been experiencing pain in my hip flexor on and off for about a month. Any ideas/suggestions for alleviating it?
Here’s what’s going on: I get a minor discomfort in my hip, sometimes a minor sharp pain, after/during squatting, deadlifting or other similar movements. I feel it in the front of my hip flexor, just below waist level and on the outside of my hip right at the socket.
The pain usually occurs after doing deep squats, but never during. Only at the very top of the movement do I feel it, or when I’m walking around right afterwards. Sometimes I feel it throughout the day, but only right after a set/rep is it really noticeable.
To help fix it, I’ve gone lighter and started going much shallower on squats, along with more single leg romanian deadlifts and bulgarian split squats. I’ve started doing some basic hip mobility drills and been stretching my hams and lower back more. Any other suggestions?
I don’t want to rest completely if I don’t have to, so are there any specific exercises for my quads, hams, glutes, and lower back that I can still perform w/o risking further aggravation to the hip area?