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A hip sprain occurs when you stretch or tear ligaments around your hip. Ligaments are tough tissues that connect one bone to another. You can injure your hip in a fall, when you run, or during sports that involve twisting or sudden direction changes, such as basketball or soccer.
Most minor hip sprains get better with treatment at home.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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