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what are the symptoms of hip stress fracture?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Pain in the hip : The patient with a hip fracture will have pain over the outer upper thigh or in the groin. There will be significant discomfort with any attempt to flex or rotate the hip. The patient will have the pain increase with weight bearing.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Symptoms and Imaging: Stress fractures are fractures that occur due to overuse. Usual symptoms include pain, swelling, but discoloration/ bruising, and decreased strength/ range of motion around the area may be present as well. Diagnosing a stress fracture can be tough because many do not show on an x-ray and may need to be confirmed by a mri. The best treatment option = rest + pain management.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pain with activities: Stress fracture means a tiny crack in the bone as a result of too much stress on the bone, more often occurring on feet. Typically one does not feel much pain/discomfort at rest, but experiences more pain with activities putting stress on the bone, such as walking/running etc... Stress fracture of hip is quite unusual at age 32 unless some recent trauma. So, consult doc for your pain. Good luck.

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