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Hip Strain

Hello everyone. I have strained my right hip a few months ago and it has yet to recover. I have had an x-ray to verify that nothing is wrong with the hip itself (assuming the doctor knows what he’s looking at). I live in China which means there is a lot of walking if I want to do anything other than sit in my apartment. My mother-in-law is a nurse in the US and has advised me to limit my movement to only the necessary walking for about 6-8 weeks. I have been following this advice and also been taking ibuprofen 3-4 times per day to help with the inflammation, and ceased all lower body lifting days. Any advice that will speed along recovery?