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What causes pain on hip?

Yesterday I was at a track meetand noticed my hip really started to hurt. The side and a little of the front is swollen but it hurts really badly when I sit down. I also have referring pain to my back, hamstring, quad and inner thigh. Do you know what this could be?
Tue, 17 Jun 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
The fact that your pain is occuring with movements indicates a muscle strain. Any strained muscle when stretched gives severe pain.

I advice you to follow the below mentioned guidelines -

* Give adequate rest to the involved muscle group and avoid any movement that causes pain
* Ice packing once in every 2 hours over the affected area
* Moist heat application to relax the muscles
* Local application of muscle relaxant gel
* Analgesic medications as needed

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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