It is not uncommon to have hip flexor problems or pain in that area when living with fibromyalgia. The hips, hip flexors and the lower back are correlated with the areas of pain from fibromyalgia due to painful areas around the lower back, much more areas of the trigger point and other conditions that affect the surrounding areas.
The hip flexor muscles allow your hips to move flexibly. You release these muscles each time you move your legs, and that means that your hips are involved in most of the movements you do throughout the day, on average.
A healthy person does not realize how often they use hip flexors, but anyone living with fibromyalgia who feels pain in the hip flexors will be well aware of this more regularly.
I personally treated pain in the hip flexors and then reinforced these areas further while developing safer fibro exercises after my complete hysterectomy three years ago. Yes I understand. We will see later in the end of this article.
Although there are some known injuries and medical conditions that can cause pain in the hip flexors, it can be difficult to identify a direct cause of this pain in a person with fibromyalgia, except for the many daily activities that I often refer to.
We can consider pain as another symptom of the diagnosed disease or take longer to determine an exact cause of pain. Either way, fibromyalgia and hip flexor pain is usually disabling if not treated effectively and quickly.
Understanding pain in fibromyalgia and hip flexors
Hip flexor pain is often called flexor tendonitis. The pain of this condition usually comes from one or both of the following muscles: Illicacus and Psoas. These muscles are usually grouped into a single unit, called the illiopsoas.
The psoas is responsible for many back and leg pains, the muscle shortens for a long period of time, due to the sitting positions that most people maintain throughout the day. When you get up and start moving again, that muscle doesn’t want to lie down and function properly.
For those who suffer from fibromyalgia, the pain can come from other muscles that help to move the hips. This includes the quadriceps, even though these muscles are lower than the hip flexor muscles.
Although tendonitis flexors caused by an accident or a problem unrelated to fibromyalgia may be concentrated in a specific area of the muscle or hip, fibromyalgia patients may experience pain that spreads throughout the body. The cause of the pain is often unexplained, as it usually occurs with the pain of fibromyalgia.