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I wouldn't "push through it", but rather if you must still run, definitely do some more stretching, rolling, message, yoga, strength/band work, etc assuming you aren't already. This has certainly helped me.
Tough Times Don't Last, Tough People Do.
Also, it could be worth giving your hamstrings some work. They work as hip extenders during running, so you would need work like Nordic hamstring or negatives in a leg curl machine.
My biggest piece of advice is to leave the hip flexor alone until itâ€™s ready to be stretched and strengthened.
TY for the info. I did get a sports massage and my hamstrings were super tight/congested. Strengthening those sounds key. I appreciate it.
When this happened to me I was of the mindset that I needed to stretch my hips multiple times throughout the day, strengthen my hips flexors etc. but I was really just continuing to set myself back.
I strained my Psoas a few years back. Rest was the only thing that worked. One small tip. I did find rolling it on a 10lb rubber med ball was great. A lacrosse ball and foam roller could not touch it. The med ball is tall enough to lay on and get pressure.
How did you know when to go back to running? How did you approach going back? TY!
did you try doing a 'Thomas Test' ? with an ankle weight?
any way, for a strain I would not start any deep tissue massage until the inflammation is well under control. then maybe start with some straight leg raises. go easy and only lift a few inches off the floor. if that works and you see improvement then try up to 60*, then advance to using some light ankle weights.
"Competetive sport begins where healthy sport ends"