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What is causing hip pain after a fall?

What is causing hip pain after a fall?

The injury: You could of strained a muscle, or ligament. You could of fractured bone, you could of bruised bone or soft tissue. You could of caused nerve irritation. After the fall, ice and an antiinflammatory are a good idea, if after 3 days there is still pain and discomfort a trip to the orthopedist is a good idea. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more


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I already take a baby aspirin for heart health. Can I take a higher dose for hip pain after a fall?

Yes and no: Aspirin interferes with blood clotting mechanisms. Therefore immediately after a fall if there is any suspicion of active bleeding it should not be used along with other agents, such as ibuprofen. After a fall with resulting in hip pain i would be concerned with impending hip fracture versus muscular trauma which requires a thorough examination. If there is no danger adult dosage may be used. ...Read more

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How do I stop pain in hip after fall?

How do I stop pain in hip after fall?

Depends on cause: By 'hip' do you mean actual hip joint (=groin pain), lateral bruising or muscle strain?Posterior hip (buttock or sacroiliac joint pain)?Pelvic crest pain?All are commonly called 'hip.'so, location is important to know, then you must define type of injury (crush, bruise, tear, fracture, etc.)a good history & physical by your doc & osteopathic hands-on exam may define the cause & lead to pain relief. ...Read more

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Hip pain and it feels like I'm going to fall?

Pain is warning: Hi Bonnie649. At 32, the pain may be in the bursa that surrounds the hip joint or in the joint itself. Joint pain can trigger a reflexive muscle weakness; your body is trying to avoid damage to the painful part. Its OK to use tylenol (acetaminophen) or maybe Naproxen until you can schedule with your own practitioner who may want to refer you for imaging studies and consultation. ...Read more

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Am recovering from a fall in which I have back and hip pain. I have been checked in the ER. I am getting pain while laying down. Can I lay on my side?

Am recovering from a fall in which I have back and hip pain. I have been checked in the ER. I am getting pain while laying down. Can I lay on my side?

Yes, you can.: If it doesn't hurt to lie on your side, then I don't see why not. Your body will tell you with pain what is best usually. ...Read more

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I have been having a constant right side hip pain, I had a CT done last fall and the report had mentioned degenerative changes in the bilateral hips. ?

Injury: At your age, it is likely from a past injury. If you have hip pain and have evidence of djd, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon before you ruin the other joints but not fixing the one which hurts. ...Read more

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Help. Hip joint pain after dancing? Did not fall down.

Help. Hip joint pain after dancing? Did not fall down.

Many reasons: Trochanteric bursitis, snapping hip, iliacus tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, femoral stress fracture, osteoarthritis.Those some of the causes for hip pain in a dancer. Pleas check it out.Thank you. ...Read more

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(2/2) right hip pain unable to bear weight pain to go up stairs hurts to flex leg back or towards chest hist: fall on buttbone 2x in 2012?

(2/2) right hip pain unable to bear weight  pain to go up stairs hurts to flex leg back or towards chest hist: fall on buttbone 2x in 2012?

Get checked: With your past history it is important get checked by an orthopedist. Most likely problem to worry about in your age group is a labral tear, but also want to consider other problems. Good luck. ...Read more