A strain or sprain of the hip is an injury to the muscles and tendons in the hip that can be caused by overexertion, trauma, or repetitive use.
Diagnosis of a strain or sprain is typically made through a physical examination and imaging tests, such as X-rays or an MRI.
Differential diagnosis of a strain or sprain of the hip includes other musculoskeletal injuries, such as a fracture or dislocation.
Treatment for a strain or sprain of the hip typically includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Physical therapy may also be recommended for strengthening the muscles around the hip and improving range of motion. Medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, may also be prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation.
The prognosis of a strain or sprain of the hip is typically good with proper treatment. Most individuals will make a full recovery and be able to return to their normal activities within several weeks.