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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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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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(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

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Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall.. Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall..  Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Typically not: Cellulitis should not cause difficulty in balance or falling although if there is pain or discomfort in the affected leg, then gait and standing may be affected to avoid the discomfort which in turn may lead to increase risk if fall in a very obese person. If pain in the hip occurred after a fall, it should be evaluated to rule out fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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Horse fall 6 mo ago. Hip pain and numb from pubic bone to tail bone. Normal MRI and xray. Now area is smaller but still numb and painful. Idk what to do.

Horse fall 6 mo ago. Hip pain and numb from pubic bone to tail bone. Normal MRI and xray.  Now area is smaller but still numb and painful. Idk what to do.

Most likely soft ti-: Ssue contusional injuries from the fall with superficial neuritis (of the nerves in and just below the skin). These get better slowly and sometimes can take up to 2 years to completely resolve. So your getting better slowly is a good sign. Hang in there, it should improve. Rarely there may be some residual numbness but the majority would subside. ...Read more

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What causes hip pain?

What causes hip pain?

Hip bursitis: It is likely that you have a condition called trochanteric bursitis of your hip--it is inflammation of the area surrounding the curve of the hip-thigh bone. Possibly resulted from excessive use/walking/running and/or laying on the side on a firm/hard surface too long. Hip arthritis and disc disease can cause hip pain as well. Motrin/aleve may help. If not better, consult doc for eval.
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What causes hip pain?

Hip pain: Causes of hip pain are very broad and long list. It needs to be properly investigated by a qualified physician to get a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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How too cure hip pain?

How too cure hip pain?

Muscles!!!!: Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc/nerves with chronic pain! joints are designed to last a lifetime/100 years! start self-care with a wellness program of vits, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, and stretching. In my practice, I use acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more

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How to relieve hip pain?

Exercise: Most of hip pains are due to osteoarthritis. Over-weightiness and inactivity make hip-pain worse. Back-strengthening exercises and losing weight are helpful. Taking pain-killer should be the last resort. However, when the pain is severe and/or interferes with the lifestyle, it is wise to consider hip replacement surgery. If pain persists please consult a physician. ...Read more

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What can cause hip pain?

What can cause hip pain?

Many causes: One of the most common causes of hip pain. Is osteoarthritis. Oa is usually seen in middle and old age, I do not know your age.

Other causes include impingement syndromes, bursitis, muscle issues, snapping hip, trauma, transient osteoporosis, osteonecrosis or avn, and the list goes on.

I recommend that you see your pcp or an orthoedic surgeon. www.aaos.org/findanortho/. ...Read more

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Hip pain after lying down?

Bursitis v.arthritis: Hip pain after lying down could be a inflammatory problem with the bursa called bursitis. If the pain is worse with longer periods of lying down, it could be stiffness you are experiencing from an arthritic hip. First step is to see a doctor such as a physiatrist who will examine you and may require an x-ray. We may also recommend a trial of an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What causes severe hip pain?

Several things: Severe pain should be evaluated soon. Possible causes include, severe osteoarthritis, ileopsoas or trochanteric bursitis, infected hip joint; known as septic arthritis, a vascular necrosis of the hip, and referred pain from your back. ...Read more