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Old 10-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
dman72
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Originally Posted by sportsfan1 View Post
Hey guys, looking for some input on this. Have been bogged down by some hip flexor pain last couple of weeks. I was swamped at work and stuck to the desk for long hours for a couple of months, and then when I got back to tennis, felt some stiffness in the right leg hip joint. It's not very bad, but I can feel it a bit when playing. Never had this issue before.

I have seen the Orthopedic specialist for hip and he said it was a sprained hip flexor and recommended stretching.

It will be winter soon and have to shutdown tennis anyway in about a month, so wondering if I can continue playing until then. Apart from that, there's also the concern of weight going up with inactivity.
Both of my hips are bad. They ache when there is bad weather and they are very stiff after long matches or long runs.

I think strengthening is more important that stretching. Purely my experience. Research exercises for hip strength, and consider doing some heavy weight work involving hip drive, ie squats, lunges, side lunges, etc. You don't have to go crazy with 300 lbs or anything. Even a couple of heavy dumbells will help you get more out of the movement.
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