Injury to the muscles that surround the hip joint.
The hip joint has various muscles surrounding the joint space providing the hip with stability and motion. When one or more of the muscles is stretched beyond its limits, it can become injured or torn causing pain, swelling, weakness and limited motion. Strains can range from mild to severe. Mild muscle strains can often be treated conservatively with rest, heat and anti-inflammatory medication. Moderate and severe muscle strains may require a more specified treatment course with physical therapy or a home exercise program to help strengthen the muscles that support the hip. It is rare that surgical intervention is needed when treating muscle strains. One can expect a recovery period of about 10 to 14 days for mild to moderate strains and longer for more severe strains. The best way to prevent muscle strains is a good stretching protocol used before and after physical activity.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.