- Anatomy of the Hip Joint
- Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip
- Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
- Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
- Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Hip Dislocation
- Hip Fracture
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
- Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
- Loose Bodies in the Hip
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
- Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Snapping Hip Syndrome
Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
This injury is a stretching or tearing of fibers in one of the muscles at the hip joint. Hip strains may be mild, moderate or severe.
Hip strains can be caused by overuse of the hip muscles or by trauma to the hip. They frequently occur during athletic activities. Warm-up exercises can help prevent hip strains.
Symptoms include pain, swelling, and loss of strength in the affected muscle. Symptoms may get worse during activity.
Most hip strains can be treated with rest, ice, compression of the muscle with compression shorts or a wrap bandage, elevation of the affected leg, anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling, and physical therapy.
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