Sprained Hip Overview
Another name for Sprained Hip is Hip Sprain.
What is a hip sprain?
A person with a hip sprain has stretched or torn one of the ligaments that support the hip joint. Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that hold the bones in place during movement of a joint.
What are the symptoms of a hip sprain?
Symptoms of a hip strain include hip pain that worsens with movement of the hip. Additional symptoms of a hip strain include bruising over the hip, hip swelling, hip tenderness, and difficulty walking.
How does the doctor treat a hip sprain?
Treatment for a hip sprain includes rest, leg elevation, cold compresses, crutches, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain, and physical therapy.
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