Take medicine for pain such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, or store brand) or acetaminophen (Tylenol or store brand). Follow the directions that come with the medicine on how much to take and how often.
When Can Someone With a Hip Pointer Go Back to Sports?
Teens who get a hip pointer can return to sports when:
they have full range of motion in the hip
they're no longer limping
they're back to their full strength
the pain is improved
Going back to sports too soon puts someone with a hip pointer at risk for another injury that could possibly be more serious. Your health care provider will let you know when it's safe for you to go back to sports.
What Else Should I Know?
If things don't improve, see your doctor, as it may be a sign that you have a different or more serious condition.