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|Hip Bone and Local Musculature|
|The iliac crest is the top curve of the pelvis toward the front of the body.|
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- Severe pain
- Pain with activity
- Muscle spasms
- Decreased range of motion
- Rest—this may include the use of crutches to move around
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- For severe pain, some athletes may receive an injection of a numbing medicine and/or steroid directly into the hip
- Physical therapy to help you regain mobility and build muscle strength
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
American Physical Therapists Association http://www.apta.org
Canadian Medical Association http://www.cma.ca
Canadian Orthopaedic Association http://www.coa-aco.org
Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation http://www.canorth.org
Adkins S, Figler R. Hip pain in athletes. Am Fam Physician. 2000 Apr 1;61(7):2109-2118. Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000401/2109.html. Accessed May 16, 2013.
Hall M. Anderson J. Hip pointers. Clin Sports Med. 2013 Apr;32(2):325-330.
Waite B, Krabak BJ. Examination and Treatment of Pediatric Injuries of the Hip and Pelvis. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 2008;19(2).
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 02/2014
- Update Date: 03/18/2013