I have this really weird problem. Whenever I do squats I get a nagging pain in my left quad close to my groin. I am thinking its perhaps my sartorius but I am not sure why it would only occur in my left leg.
Does anyone have a suggestion for this?
I just went to the gym and did some squats and I think I ended up further injuring myself. Can anyone help?
I'm not an expert, but I'd sure go see a doctor.
Give chalk a chance.
49 years old
1. Stop doing squats
2. See doctor/sports therapist
My initial thought is if you're warming up properly. Any previous hip mobility issues?
I really cannot afford to go see a doctor does anyone have some home remedies that might help?
Sounds like your hip flexor. When I first started squatting, my hip flexors would kill me. What helped me was doing regular hip flexor stretches (Google this) and foam rolling the crap out of this area.
Is this the area you're talking about?
Lots of stretches and foam rolling. I also find lunges with really putting emphasis on stretching of the thighs/hips help me a lot.
No one's mentioned rest, but starting there is generally a good idea...
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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