2. Tight hip flexors
Typically found among those who spend most of their time sitting. Take cyclists among the professional athlete’s category for perspective- cycling involves hip flexion that is repetitive. In the cycling motion, the hip flexion is never fully accomplished, leading to tight hips.
Tight hips occur where the hip muscles do not get fully stretched. Also, as aforementioned, long hours of sitting can lead to tight hip flexors due to dormancy of the hip flexors while seated.
Tight hip flexors can be corrected by doing stretches of different kinds targeting the hip flexor muscles. The flexibility of the hip flexor muscles can be determined using the Thomas test. It can be done by lying on flat ground and bending, pulling the right knee toward oneself then the left. After this, the legs are interchangeably stretched into a straight position and pulled so that when the right leg is stretched, the left leg stays pulled in the bent position and vice versa.