You never realize how important your hip flexors are to your everyday life until you have an injured hip flexor. Hip flexor treatment isn’t easy either. It’s a very active portion of your body and almost every move affects it in some way.
When you go to the doctor with a hip flexor injury, they’re likely to tell you to use the R.I.C.E. method, take some NSAIDS (anti-inflammatory drugs), and let your body heal itself (assuming it’s not a very serious injury which may require surgery). For an athlete, the sit-and-wait approach just doesn’t cut it. We get anxious and frustrated waiting for our injuries to heal themselves. It just takes too long.