Question by  swiecichc (22)

What can I do for an injury to the hip or upper leg muscles?

The injury is pretty painful.


Answer by  cb81 (613)

You should ice the affected area with an ice pack covered in a thin towel. Should you have no ice available, a pack of frozen vegetables wrapped in a thin towel is fine. Place on the affected area for 20 minutes every two hours. This will reduce swelling.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

There is not much you can do, other than give it a lot of rest. You've probably pulled a muscle, and rest is the only cure.


Answer by  near2land (493)

The well-being of your hip and upper leg muscles is of upmost importance and shouldn't be dismissed without a professional evaluation. Walking, sitting, or laying flat could all be affected if there is a serious injury that goes untreated. Seek professional evaluation before your condition worsens.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Try alternating heat and cold packs. Being a large area it will take a long time to heal. Also try rubbing warm castor oil on the area.


Answer by  jack36 (71)

The injured place should be cleaned with some water. And little antiseptic powder can be applied on it. After that we can consult doctor.


Answer by  mom (244)

It depends on the type of injury you have. If it is a muscle injury, you can apply ice packs for 20 minutes of every hour for severe pain. If it is a mild pain, apply heat for 10 minutes every hour. If it persists, go to your doctor.

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