(HealthDay News) -- Injury, overuse and overstretching are common causes of hip strains, which occur when the muscle fibers near the hip are stretched or torn.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says warning signs of a hip strain include:
- Pain that worsens when the hip muscles are used.
- Swelling, if the strain is more severe.
- Loss of strength in the muscle.
-- Diana Kohnle
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