It is not uncommon to have hip flexor problems or pain in this area when you live with fibromyalgia. Hips, hip flexors and lower back regions correlate with fibromyalgia pain due to tender areas around the lower back, many areas more trigger point and other conditions affecting the surrounding areas.
The hip flexors allow your hips to move flexibly. You are involved these muscles every time you move your legs, and that means that the hips are involved in most movements that are performed throughout the average day.
A healthy person may not realize how often they use their hip flexors, but anyone living with fibromyalgia undergoing hip flexor pain will be well aware of this on a more regular basis.
I have personally dealt with hip flexor pain and then re-strengthening of these areas, while developing safe exercise more fibro after total hysterectomy three years ago. Yes, I understand. I will discuss more about this later at the bottom of this article.
While there are some known injuries and medical conditions that can cause pain in the hip flexors, it can be difficult to identify a direct cause of this pain in a person with fibromyalgia, except for the many daily activities often refer to.
We could treat pain as a symptom of diagnosed disease or take longer to determine the exact cause of the pain. Either way, fibromyalgia and pain in the hip flexor is often debilitating if not treated quickly and effectively.
Understanding F ibromyalgia and hip flexor Pain
flexor hip pain is often referred to as tendinosis flexor. The pain of this condition usually comes from one or both of the following muscles: Illicacus and psoas. These muscles are often lumped together as a unit, referred to as the illiopsoas.
The psoas is responsible for a lot of general back and leg pain because seating positions that most people have all day cause the muscle is shortened for a long period of time. When he stands up and starts moving again, the muscle does not lengthen and function properly.
For those who suffer from fibromyalgia, the pain may come from other muscles that help move your hips. This includes the quadriceps, even though the muscles are lower than most hip flexors.
While the flexor tendonitis caused by an injury or a problem not related to fibromyalgia can focus on a muscle or hip area in particular, patients with fibromyalgia may experience pain spreading throughout this region of the body. The cause of pain is often unexplained, as is typically the case with fibromyalgia pain.
Treatment of fibromyalgia and hip flexor Pain
A simple way to prevent some fibromyalgia and pain in the hip flexor is to avoid sitting in one position for a long period of time. Get up and move periodically so that your muscles do not have time to put on a position.
You often hear me recommend the safe and effective exercise and the importance of participating at some level of exercise in order to keep your body stronger and more flexible, and this is another recommendation for hip flexor pain too.
I also work with women after hysterectomy and other abdominal surgery to gently strengthen these vulnerable areas. I’ve been there, and yes, you may feel strong after a hysterectomy and while living with the complexity of fibromyalgia and co-conditions.
The stretch’m doing here is great for anytime, especially after sitting. We took a leg to the knee (without shoes) by placing his foot lightly on the inside of the knee or lower if necessary (this loosens the hips) pull the arm up on the same side and feel the stretch in light of the hips through its obliques.
If you spend most of your day sitting at a desk, invest in an office chair that is highly adjustable. Set the highest chair, allowing your hips to rest above the knees. This position is healthier for hip flexors and can eliminate the pain caused by the shortening of muscles in the typical office chair position. You may also want to consider a desk stand that lets you easily lift your workspace.
I started using a desk stand last year and is very useful, in fact, I do it standing on my desk now that I feel. (note: some standing desks can be difficult to put on the shoulders up and down so it might be necessary to obtain a support desktop that uses an electrical control to set in motion)
Regular strength training and stretching very soft (done safely) can help keep muscles strong and flexible. Again, be sure to avoid excessive or this can sabotage efforts to incorporate effective exercise.
Thank you !! Lisa.