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Hip Flexor Strain

The hip flexors are groups of muscles that connect your femur (thighbone) to your pelvis. They allow you to bend and lift your knee towards your body. These muscles can become injured if they are stretched too far or torn. While anyone can injure their hip flexor muscles, this type of injury, sometimes called a hip strain, is often associated with sports activity

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Groin Pull

The most common type of groin injury is a groin strain, or pulled groin. This injury results when muscles in the inside of your thigh that connect to the pelvic bone, called abductor muscles, become overstretched or torn. A common injury among athletes, groin strains can be painful, and depending on how severe they are, may take several weeks to heal.

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Femoral Neck Fracture

The femur is the largest bone in your body, extending from the hip joint to the knee joint. The top part of the femur, called the femoral head, has a rounded ball shape that fits into a socket in the pelvis to form the “ball-and-socket” hip joint. The long part of your femur bone, which spans your upper leg, is called the femoral shaft. The femur bone also has a short, narrower section that connects the femoral head to the femoral shaft, called the femoral neck. This part of the femur can break (fracture) either due to repetitive stresses or from a collision injury on the field. Either way, femoral neck fractures require prompt medical attention.

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Quadriceps Strain

The quadriceps are one of three sets of large muscles that make up the thigh. Located in the front of the thigh, the quadriceps are strong muscles and can handle large amounts of stress. However, they can become overstretched or torn. This kind of injury is called a strain, and is particularly common among athletes who rely on these muscles for running, jumping, and making sudden starts and stops

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We suggested this condition because you mentioned these symptoms:

This is not a medical diagnosis. If you are in extreme pain, please dial 911 or go to emergency.

Where does it hurt?


How did you hurt it?

Twisting or Overuse

Are you limping?


Does you hip click, catch or pop when you move?


Is your hip stiff?


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