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Hip Pointer Injury
Should i feel any discomfort after my left hip pointer has healed? It's been 2 months and my hip does not feel like it's back to normal. Should it?
Stretch ; strength: Hip pointer can take a long time to heal. You should focus on stretching and strengthening program and anticipate resolution. ...Read more
Got a hip pointer 1 month ago from sledding into a tree. It still feels funny and limited. It doesn't hurt but i feel something there. Is this ok?
Probably ok: It is unlikely you broke it if weight bearing does not hurt but i'm not sure what you mean by limited. I would give it a little bit longer and if it does not continue to improve you might want to have it checked out in a few weeks. ...Read more
I got a hip pointer a month ago, but it still feels funny. When i move and walk, it still feels like something is being pulled. It's not painful. Y?
See a DO (osteopath): You didn't state in your history how this all happened, but you should get a second opinion from an osteopathic dr, who can evaluate you, do an osteopathic examination of your head, neck, spine, hip, pelvis, sacrum and lower/upper extremities to see how your trauma may have impacted your soft tissues, that occasionally are responding by the 'feeling funny, pulling sensation'. S/he can treat you 2. ...Read more
Most commonly pain: Pain and limited range of motion. I would also ask what activities made the pain worse or better. Hip can sometimes present as vague groin pain, increases with internal rotation. Rib pain is tender to touch, and may increase with deep breath or cough. Have your doc check it out to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Trauma from fall: The most serious hip injury would be a fracture of the "surgical neck" of the long bone of the thigh (femur). Depending on the patient's age and medical condition, treatment can range from prolonged bed rest to hip replacement surgery. Outside of a fracture, most injuries are minor, consisting of bruises and sore muscles. ...Read more
Depends on severity: It depends on the severity of the injury and the type. Fractures or broken bones take 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person. In someone elderly it may take longer. Soft tissue injuries or muscle pulls about the hip can also will take several months. ...Read more