A member asked:

I have a muscle strain on the outer side of my left thigh about halfway between the knee and hip. it was started by overuse. what is best treatment?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Outer hip strain: Rest, ice, elevation, NSAIDS( motrin ,aleve (naproxen) if no contraindications) , massage, possibly muscle relaxant and kinesiotaping.. If knee pain there may be elements of iliotibial band syndrome. .As the acute pain resolves consider stretches. Follow with doctor/urgent care/ orthopedist.

Answered 9/29/2016



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