It is not uncommon to have hip flexor problems or pain in this area while living with fibromyalgia. Hips, hip flexors and lower back are correlated with fibromyalgia pain areas because they hold areas around the lower back, many other trigger areas and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas.
A healthy person may not realize how often they use the hip flexors, but everyone who lives with fibromyalgia and feels pain in the hip flexors will know more regularly.
I personally have dealt with the pain of hip flexors and so I strengthened these areas while developing the additional fibrous exercises after complete hysterectomy three years ago. Yes, I understand, I’ll tell you more about this later in this article.
Although 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 for someone with fibromyalgia, except for the many daily activities that I often refer to.
We may consider pain as another symptom of the diagnosed condition or take more time to determine an exact cause of pain. In any case, the pain of hip flexors and fibromyalgia is presented, if not treated efficiently and rapidly, often debilitating.
F Understanding Hibridomialgia and Flexor Pain of the Hip
Flexor pain in the hip is often referred to as flexor tendinosis. The pain of this condition usually comes from one or both of the following muscles: Illicacus and Psoas. These muscles usually come together as a unit, known as iliopsoas.
Psoas is responsible for a lot of back and leg pain because the sitting positions that most people hold throughout the day make the muscle shorten for a long period of time. When you get up and start moving again, this muscle does not want to stretch and function properly.
For those suffering from fibromyalgia, the pain may come from other muscles that help the hips to move. This includes the quadriceps, even if these muscles are inferior to the hip flexor muscles.
Although flexor tendinosis caused by a wound or non-fibromyalgia-related problem may focus on a particular area of the muscle or hip, patients with fibromyalgia may experience pain that spreads through this region of the body. The cause of pain is often unexplained, as is typically the case with fibromyalgia pain.
Fibromyalgia Treatment and Hip Flexor Pain
An easy way to avoid fibromyalgia and hip flexor pain is to avoid sitting in one position for a long period of time. Get up and move periodically so the muscles do not have time to position themselves.
I often feel that I recommend safe and effective exercise and the importance of participating in some level of exercise to keep the body strong and flexible, and this is another recommendation for sore hip flexor.
The more you learn how to move and how the angles and compensation matter, the easier it will be to avoid some causes of muscle pain. You can follow me on the Fibro Fit people page to learn more ways to work safely and smoothly in these most vulnerable areas. In the videos section, you’ll see exercises like my side-by-side exercises that will help you work gently on your hips and back, piriformis, and more.
I also work with women after hysterectomy and other abdominal surgeries to gently strengthen these vulnerable areas. I’ve been there, and yes, it’s possible to feel strong after a hysterectomy and live with the complexity of fibromyalgia and seizures.
The section I’m doing here is ideal to do at any time, especially after sitting down. We lift one leg up to the knee (without shoes) by placing the foot gently on the inside of the knee or lowering it if necessary (this loosens the hips), then pull the arm on the same side and feel the light coming out of the hips through the obliques.
If you spend most of your day sitting at a desk, invest in a highly adjustable office chair. Put the chair higher, allowing the hips to rest on the knees. This position is healthier for the hip flexors and can eliminate the pain caused by the reduction of these muscles in the typical position of the office chair. You may even consider a stand table that allows you to easily lift your workspace.
I started using a table stand last year and actually find it very useful to make more conditions on my desk now that I’m sitting down. (Note: some, a fixed table can be difficult to raise and descend on the shoulders, so you may need a table that uses an electric control to move positions)
Normal strength training and very gentle (safely done) stretching can help keep these muscles strong and flexible. Again, make sure you avoid sitting excessively or this can sabotage efforts to incorporate the actual exercise.