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been dancing for most of the night and now my hip hurts. should i put ice or heat on it?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ice generally: In the first 24 hours, you can apply ice to an injury, which will keep the swelling down that can be caused by a sprain and/or strain. After 24 hours, heat can be beneficial which can open up your pores, and allow more blood to flow in and out of the area and as well provide some basic musculature relief. If persisits, see dr.

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Anybody had hip bursitis? Were you able to return to running eventually?

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How to relieve hip pain?

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What type of exercise is best after hip surgery?

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Can hip pads help someone who falls a lot prevent hip fractures?

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Possibly: Nothing protects against fractures better than avoiding the falls in the first place but hip pads can be helpful for someone who chronically falls. Using a walker, removing throw rugs, lighting poorly lit areas, balance training, and muscle strengthening with weight bearing exercise and proper nutrition are all parts of the prevention program.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

If answer 87 yr old woman fell and broke her hip is she to old to have surgery?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not necessarily : It depends on the health of your grandmother and the type of fracture that she sustained. Some can be repaired simply and others require a more invasive procedure. If the risk is great because she has poor health they may hold on surgery. If she is a healthy 87 yo then they would operate. My 105 yo grandmother had hers repaired at age 85. She was active till 105. Hope she is ok.

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