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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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I was taking an aerobic kickboxing class today when I felt

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I was taking an aerobic kickboxing class today when I felt a pain in my hip area. It hurts to lift my leg more than a few inches off the floor. Putting on my pants or getting into the car are very painful, and I even have to lift my leg with my arms. However, if I am standing still, sitting down, walking, lifting my leg to the side, etc, I don't feel anything. The pain is only associated with lifting my leg in front of me.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.



This is likely to be Iliopsoas muscle strain. Treatment entails;


1) Physical Therapy

2) Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).

3) Iontophoresis and phonophoresis

4) Short wave diathermy

5) Anti-inflammatory analgesics

6) Local analgesic cream / ointment / patch / spray.

7) Rest; avoid painful activity.


Please feel free for your follow up questions.


I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.


Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is there anything I can do at home (besides avoiding painful activity) to help?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.
You can do following;

1) Cold compresses / Ice compresses; thrice a day; 10 minutes at a time.
2) Ibuprofen (Motrin).
3) Over the counter pain relieving cream; do not massage; apply gently.

This should be better in next 72 hours.

It is privilege assisting you.

Dr. Arun
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