Iliofemoral Sprain Symptoms and Treatment
How can I treat an iliofemoral sprain?
Most people don’t know that they have an iliofemoral ligament until they injure it. Fortunately, compression shorts are an easy way to speed up the recovery process if you do injure your iliofemoral ligament.
Where is the iliofemoral ligament?
The iliofemoral ligament connects the pelvis to the femur and supports the hip joint during hip extension. Overuse or a direct force injury to this ligament will cause a sprain or tear.
What are the symptoms of an iliofemoral sprain?
After an iliofemoral sprain, you may experience pain and stiffness in the hip joint. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may be difficult to walk or return to daily activities right away.
What is the best way to recover from an iliofemoral sprain?
Many doctors will prescribe the R.I.C.E. protocol when recovering from a ligament sprain: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Use compression sleeves and shorts to provide medical-grade compression to the area in order to reduce pain, promote blood flow, and speed recovery. BioSkin’s Ultima Compression Shorts do just that, and are made of a lightweight, breathable and highly wearable material.