Hip flexor stretch

Picture of the hip flexor stretch
  • Kneel on the floor with one knee bent and one leg behind you. Position your forward knee over your foot. Keep your other knee touching the floor.
  • Slowly push your hips forward until you feel the stretch in the upper thigh of your rear leg.
  • Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Repeat with your other leg.
  • Do 2 to 4 times on each side.

Last Updated: February 3, 2010

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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