Yes and No. First and foremost, we need to ask the most important question. Is your hip flexor pain from an acute (sudden) injury or has the pain gradually increased through time? If your hip flexor pain is from an acute injury you should seek medical advice before trying anything else. If your hip flexor pain has gradually onset through time like most people, you are in luck. Hip flexor rehab can reverse this. Through years of sitting the hip flexors shorten causing gradual hip flexor and lower back pain.
When and why should I use a hip flexor compression wrap?
A hip flexor compression wrap can be beneficial to add support to your hip flexor if the pain is on the front of your hip or at the upper thigh inner groin area. (This is the insertion point to the femur of the Psoas Major and Iliacus Muscles). If you have pain when lifting your knee up, like walking up steps a hip flexor compression wrap should be used. The compression wraps pull the knee upward to aid the hip flexor taking the stress off of the muscles. The compression also can aid in the reduction in swelling so they are helpful while sitting all day.
Which Hip Flexor Compression Wrap is right for you?
The Most Supportive Hip Flexor Compression Brace
The Adjustable Comfortable Hip Compression Brace for Men and Women is one of the more expensive braces but is a duel purpose hip brace. Made of Neoprene and Nylon it supports your hips and groin at the same time it holds heat making you sweat while you workout. This Hip Brace provides targeted compression therapy, supporting the hamstring and quadricep while aiding in the recovery of hip strains and pulls. A compression brace like this helps with faster recovery from any kind of groin, quad, hip, sciatica, hamstring injury. It also is a universal size being worn on both legs or just one leg at time.
The Best Hip Flexor Compression Wrap for Working Out.
ZENKEYZ Groin Support and Hip Brace is a great universal fully adjustable right or left leg hip compression wrap for adults. I love how wide the straps are to cover the injured areas and help keep them warm. It is easy to put on and take off and also is easy to tighten and loosen as needed. This brace is made from a breathable therapeutic neoprene allowing you full range of motion while allowing you to performing with hip flexor and groin support.
Best Hip Flexor Compression Wrap to Wear at Work
The Hip Flexor Brace for Men and Women – Compression Support Wrap is the most comfortable brace I tried and I like it because it fits under your clothes. This compression wrap is made from a light and breathable material allowing you to wear it for hours at a time. It provides great support and compression to your hip and groin area giving pain relief throughout your workday. It is fully adjustable with a wide velcro strap giving you great hip stability.
Compression Boxer Shorts for Men
Another option for all day long compression of your hip flexors is compression boxer shorts. I personally have multiple pairs of multiple different brands of these. I like McDavid Cross Compression Men’s Performance Boxer Brief w/ Hip Flexor Support. These are the best hip flexor compressions boxers to wear at work but they are made for men only so I can’t rank them number 1. However, in my case, anytime my hip flexor is acting up I reach for these first and wear them to give my hip flexor support throughout the day allowing it some time to rest. I find that these work really well and you can wear them anywhere at any time, sitting, driving, working out , etc…
Hip Flexor Compression Wraps
As you can see there are a multitude of different hip braces and compression wraps. They all provide a little more aid based on what you are doing at the time. If you are willing to work at it you can cure your hip flexor pain.
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