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How do I treat a numb and tingly upper thigh after a hip flexor injury?

Question: How do I treat a numb and tingly upper thigh after a hip flexor injury?

My son injured his hip flexor playing basketball. After icing for 10 minutes the numbness in his upper thigh never went away. He is still complaining of a numb tingling feeling after two weeks.

Answer:

The muscle Rectus Fermoris is both a quad and a hip flexor. It runs down from the front part of the hip to the knee. If it is Rec Fem your pain will be on the front of the thigh?? I would personally recommend rest and ice for the first 24-48 hrs, non prescription anti-inflammatorys like I B Prufon are good too but be careful not to go back training while using a pain killer as it may mask the symptoms. You could try a sports massage if you know a good practitioner near you. I would recommend keeping up normal activities like walking etc, it has been my personal experience that if one avoids using or doing anything with the affected limb/muscle then recovery takes longer, but avoid pain. Pain is the body's way of telling you to stop. Your goal maybe now is to recover from the injury ASAP. Then you can continue with your full training schedule.
Hope all of the above helps