A torn hip flexor muscle can render basic movements like standing up and walking a painful experience. Often suffered by athletes like soccer players and runners, these tears occur when excessive tension is placed on one or more of the hip flexor muscles or adjoining tendons located at the front of the hip. Whether you sustained your hip flexor injury on the playing field or while walking up the stairs, Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group should be your first choice for treatment in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Florida, area. Dr. Daniel Murphy and Dr. Arnold Ramirez, our Board-certified orthopedic and sports medicine physicians, offer highly individualized and convenient care to address hip flexor tears.
Treatment for a hip flexor tear will vary according to the extent of the tear. Many doctors categorize tears through a grading system. For example:
- Grade 1: A few muscle fibers are torn, causing pain but not affecting function
- Grade 2: Several muscle fibers are torn, resulting in pain and moderate loss of function
- Grade 3: All muscles fibers are torn, causing total loss of function and significant pain
Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group provides relief for all grades of torn hip flexor injuries. Dr. Murphy and Dr. Ramirez take a conservative approach to treatment that focuses on restoring muscle comfort and function through non-surgical means, such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medicines. In the event that surgery is necessary to repair your torn hip flexor, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Murphy will discuss your options and help you make an informed decision regarding your care.
To schedule a consultation, contact our clinic in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL, area today.