I’m 19 years old and have been weightlifting for a few years. About a month ago, I started to feel pain in my right hip flexor whenever I squatted. It got to the point where it was so irritated that I just stopped squatting altogether. After a couple weeks, however, I started to deadlift again with no increase in pain. The pain slowly receded but never fully went away. When I though it might be well enough to squat about a month later, I tried it and the irritation came back.
The pain is located on my right hip flexor a little toward the left. It becomes irritated when I squat to parallel, but putting force on it before that point feels fine. I consistently foam roll and do dynamic stretching and activation work before every workout. When I squat, I do so with my feet a little more than shoulder width apart.
I want to know why this pain won’t go away and what I am doing wrong. I also want to know how to correct this.
Thanks for the help.