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Hi, I am Dr Bush, Have you had any injuries to your hip?
Several years ago I pulled the ligament but I can't recall injuring it in any way recently. I have encountered discomfort when moving from side to side but this feels different, more of a constant dull pain, rather than a sharp sudden pain I have had before.
Is the pain there at all times?
When standing or sitting, yes. When lying I am more comfortable.
It sounds as if you may have strained yourself. Have you tried anything to help?
Ibuprofen and paracetamol, neither make much difference
Is there any swelling or bruising present?
It does sound as if it is a Grade I Groin Strain
A Grade I Groin strain gives Mild discomfort, often no disability. Usually does not limit activity. Do you get pain during the night
I am not sleeping well but it is not noticeably more painful in bed
It is important to rest following to allow the injured muscle to properly heal. Allow pain to guide your level of activity; this means that activities which cause symptoms should be avoided. Because of the length of time you have had symptoms, it would also be worth popping to see your GP, just so they can check your injury site and have a face to face consultation. You may require a referral to see the physiotherapist which your GP can arrange.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX for an appointment would you suggest any other medication other than Ibuprofen and Paracetamol?
Unfortunately, I would recommend Ibuprofen (as this is an anti-inflammatory), you can also get ibruprofen gel which is applied straight to the affected area, which may also be beneficial.
You can get this directly from the chemist, If you could leave a positive rate below so I can get credit for helping you this evening, and you can always come back if you need any more advice.
I will, thank you for your time.