Iliopsoas Tendinitis Follow-up

Updated: Jan 16, 2019
  • Author: Joseph P Garry, MD, FACSM, FAAFP; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Return to Play

Return to play is allowed once the patient is free of pain, at least pain tolerable, and and has demonstrated range of motion, flexibility, and strength of the hip flexors and antagonist muscle groups, that is comparable to the contralateral side. Performance of relatively pain-free sports-specific activities should be required.

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Complications

Recurrence of tendinitis is a potential complication. Possibility of residual weakness in individuals selected to receive surgical management is another potential complication.

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Prevention

As in most cases of musculotendinous injury, the best prevention is a focused flexibility and strengthening program, which should include, at a minimum, the hip flexors, hip extensors, knee flexors, knee extensors, and abdominal musculature.

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Education

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's First Aid and Injuries Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education articles Tendinitis and Bursitis.

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