It is not uncommon to have hip flexor problems or pain in this area when living with fibromyalgia. Hips, hip flexors and lower backs correlate with areas of fibromyalgia pain due to tender areas around the lower back, many more trigger point areas and others conditions that affect the surrounding areas.
The hip flexor muscles let your hips move flexibly. You are delivered these muscles each time you move your legs, and this means that your hips are involved in most of the movements that you do throughout the day on average.
A healthy person does not realize how often they use their hip flexors, but anyone living with fibromyalgia who experiences hip flexor pain will be well aware of this more regularly.
I personally treated with hip flexor pain, then later re-strengthening these areas while developing more safe fibro exercises after my complete hysterectomy three years ago. Yes I understand. I will look more later at the bottom of this article.
Although there are some known injuries and medical conditions that can cause pain in 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 that I often refer to.
We may consider pain as another symptom of the diagnosed illness or take longer to determine an exact cause for the pain. Anyway, the pain of fibromyalgia and the flexor hip is often disabling if not treated effectively and quickly.
Understanding fibromyalgia and hip flexors pain
Hip flexors pain is often referred to as flexor tendinitis. The pain of this condition usually comes from one or both of the following muscles: Illicacus and Psoas. These muscles are often grouped under a single unit, called illiopsoas.
The psoas is responsible for a lot of general back and leg pain the muscle shorten for a long period of time because of the sitting positions that most people are holding all day long. When you get up and start moving again, that muscle does not want to lie down and work properly.
For those who suffer from fibromyalgia, the pain can come from other muscles that help move the hips. This includes the quadriceps, even though these muscles are lower than those of the hip flexor muscles more.
While tendinitis flexors caused by an accident or an unrelated issue with fibromyalgia may focus on a particular muscle or hip area, fibromyalgia patients may experience pain that spreads throughout this entire body region. The cause of the pain is often inexplicable, as is usually the case with fibromyalgia pain.
Fibromyalgia treatment and hip flexors pain
A simple way to prevent some fibromyalgia and pain of hip flexors is to avoid sitting in the same position for a long period of time. Get up and move periodically so that your muscles do not have time to put in the same position.
You often hear me recommending safe and effective exercise and the importance of participating in some level of exercise in order to keep your body strong and more flexible, and this is another recommendation for hip pain flexors as well.
The more you learn how to move and how much more angles and compensation matters, it’s easy to prevent some causes of muscle pain. You can follow me on the Fibro Fit People page to learn more ways to safely and gently work those more vulnerable areas. In the video section, you will see exercises like my “side by side” exercises that gently help work the hips and lower back, piriformis and so much more.
I also work with women after hysterectomy and other abdominal surgery to gently strengthen these vulnerable areas. I was there, and yes, it is possible to feel strong after a hysterectomy and while he was living with the complexity of fibromyalgia and the conditions of collaboration.
The stretch I play here is great to do anytime, especially after the session. We draw a leg up to the knee (no shoes) by placing the foot gently inside the knee or down if necessary (this relaxes the hips) then raise the arm on the same side and feel the light stretch of your hips through your obliques.
If you spend most of the day sitting at a desk, invest in an office chair that is highly adjustable. Place the chair higher, allowing your hips to rest above your knees. This position is healthier for your hip flexors and can eliminate the pain caused by the shortening of these muscles in the typical office chair position. You can also consider a permanent desk that can easily lift your workspace.
I started using a permanent office last year and I found it very useful, in fact, I’m doing more standing at my desk now that I’m doing the session. (Note: some control desks may be difficult on the shoulders to put up and down so it may be necessary to get a permanent desk that uses an electric drive for moving posts)
Regular bodybuilding and very gentle stretching (done safely) can help keep muscles strong and flexible. Again, be careful not to sit too much or it can sabotage efforts to integrate the actual exercise.
Thank you !! Lisa.