I took a year out of cheer while I studied abroad and ever since I've started back a year ago I am always in absolute agony when trying to stretch while sitting in a straddle. I can sit in the straddle OK but when I try and stretch either forward or towards my left leg, I get a really bad pain in my left inner thigh. My legs are a little hyperextended and I don't know whether this is anything to do with it. I have to stop the stretch and as a result my flexibility has suffered! I used to be able to stretch right forward in a straddle but now the pain is so bad I can barely even lean forward a couple of inches! Does anyone have any tips or stretches I can use to help stretch this inner thigh muscle? I think that's where the problem is. I don't want to force the straddle stretches in case I do even more damage to it.