Poor posture or sitting slouched over is a common cause of hip pain when you’re sitting. Sitting with poor posture or without the right back and hip support can put more pressure on your hips. This strain can lead to hip pain when sitting.
Depending on the severity of the injury, it may take 1-6 weeks for a hip flexor injury to heal. Minor injuries typically require 1-3 weeks of recovery time, while more severe muscle tears can take 4-6 weeks or longer. Untreated severe injuries may take even longer or cause chronic pain.
Hip strain Hip strain injuries occur when the muscles and tendons surrounding the hip experience trauma, such as a hard hit during contact sports, a car crash, or a fall. Because these muscles extend over a person’s abdomen or gluteus, the pain may also radiate to these areas.
Seek immediate medical attention
Treatment and management
Limited mobility: Most people with a hip fracture can’t stand or walk. Sometimes, it may be possible to walk, but it’s extremely painful to put weight on the leg. Physical changes: You may have a bruise on your hip. One of your legs may appear shorter than the other.
Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture include:
Running and jumping can make hip pain from arthritis and bursitis worse, so it’s best to avoid them. Walking is a better choice, advises Humphrey.
Another way to relieve hip pain is by holding ice to the area for about 15 minutes a few times a day. Try to rest the affected joint as much as possible until you feel better. You may also try heating the area. A warm bath or shower can help ready your muscle for stretching exercises that can lessen pain.
Most patients with stress fractures of the hip feel pain in the front of the groin while standing and moving. Rest usually makes the pain go away. Patients may limp. Strenuous activities, such as running and climbing stairs, may be so painful the patient must stop doing them.
If hip pain wakes you up, you can try these things to get back to sleep:
The one leg stand test, or stork stand test, is used to evaluate for pars interarticularis stress fracture (spondylolysis). It begins with the physician seated behind the standing patient. The physician stabilizes the patient at the hips.
Hip flexor tears or strains can occur from overusing the muscle groups that make up the hip flexor. The most common symptom someone with a hip flexor tear or strain will have is hip pain. However, other symptoms may include swelling, bruising, and tenderness.