Our expert says:
Dear Desperate ironman
Hip flexor injuries are notorius for becoming chronic and except for everything you did already, it seems that the correct rehabilitation and strengthening of the muscles are crucial. The only thing that worries me is that the mechanism of the injury does not really fit in with what happened to you. Hip flexor strains usually happens due to a sudden contraction of the hip flexor muscles (particularly in a position of stretch). They often occur during sprinting or kicking activities. I wonder if the next step is not to have a MRI or sonar of the area to confirm that the injury is definitely a hip flexor strain? Have you seen a doctor that specializes in sport injuries or an orthopedic specialist? It may be necessary to get a cortisone injection in the affected area.
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