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Hip Flexor Strain

I hurt my hip while squatting about 2 weeks ago and it still hurts. After doing a little research, I have come to the conclusion that I strained/pulled my right hip flexor. Squatting low, or raising my leg up towards my chest hurts the upper anterior portion of my leg. So it even hurts a bit to walk or go upstairs.

Also, the hip bone is really tender… feels bruised when any pressure is placed on it. Does anyone have any idea of how to heal this? Some web sites say to stretch it, others say not to, some say to ice, other to heat it… not sure what to actually do. I would like to get it heal ASAP… I haven’t been able to squat since and I really want to be able to get back at it soon.