After playing netball I now have pain in the front of my right hip when I walk. This is constant but is made worse as I walk at a normal stride when I put my left leg forward. Is there anything that can help relieve the pain, apart from paracetamol and ibuprofen which I have been taking?
You don’t mention if you play netball
regularly or if, indeed, this is the beginning of the new season, but sometimes
injuries occur when joints, muscles and soft tissues have not been used in a
while or if they are over exerted. This can result in inflammation within
the joint which can be very painful. If there has been no known trauma
such as a fall, I would suggest resting the joint with the leg elevated on
Continue taking anti inflammatory medication according to the
manufacturers instructions and consider applying a cool pack to the joint
for 10-15 minutes at a time to help reduce the inflammation. Over time
your symptoms should settle down. However, should your symptoms persist or
worsen, I would suggest you seek a medical opinion from your GP.
Answered by the Health at Hand nurses
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