Muscle strains frequently occur in the hip area when a muscle is suddenly stretched or forced to contract quickly. The injury can tear muscle fibers, resulting in a strain. A fall or direct blow to the muscle (called a contusion) and overuse can also result in a strain. Strains may be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the injury.


Symptoms of hip straings include:

  • Pain and/or tenderness over the injured muscle is the most common symptom of a strain,
  • Using the muscle aggravates the pain,
  • Swelling may be present, depending on the severity of the strain,
  • Loss of strength in the muscle.

What to expect from therapy

Treatment and rehabilitation for muscle strains are designed to relieve pain, restore range of motion, and restore strength — in that order. Manual therapy (hands on) techniques employed by a physical therapist can often provide relief of symptoms and promote realignment of tissues. Complete restoration of function will also include a comprehensive exercise program emphasizing flexibility, strength, and balance.

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