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How Long Does It Take To Heal A Stress Fracture In The Hip
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is there always pain associated with a hip stress fracture or could you have one undiagnosed for awhile because there isn't pain?
I guess pain: "hip/pelvis stress fracture" a curious medical diagnosis & one this doctor has never heard for symptoms in these structurally firm bone regions. Fractures (cracks) in these bones by & large occur from significant trauma & not from repetative biomechanical "stress"; unless person has severely advanced demineralization or wasting of bone mass & integrity from advanced age and/or a specific disease. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a stress fracture or reaction? I have recently increased my mileage in preparation for a Marathon and my hip is hurting.
Pain with running: Pain in the hip area with weight bearing. Also, if you have pain with rotation your hip (internal or external rotation) can cause symptoms of pain. Typically, you should not have pain lying down or sitting up. ...Read more
What is the recovery period for a hip stress fracture and what non weight bearing exercises are good?
I had a femoral neck stress fracture in 2007. Tests show that its healed but i still have limited mobility and severe pain in that hip. Why?
I'm tired of hip pain. I can't run anymore and the pain is right on the bone. Idk what to do.. Could it be stress fracture on my pelvic bone?
Had bone scan today, showed white spots lower back and hips, why is this? Had bc 2005, stress fracture showed on normal xray
Degenerative changes: I assume the image you saw was white on black, which means that the white areas are where there is "uptake" of the radiopharmaceutical. If that is true , based on the locations you mention, most likely white dots are due to spurs ( benign bony overgrowths, facet joint arthritis, etc.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?
Fracture priority: First priority is the fracture. See an ortho doc immediately. This can cause significant probs if not treated. Some stress fx's of fem neck need surgery. Once fracture is dealt with, then deal w the labrum. If surgery needed for stress fx, then possible surgery for both at same time if ortho doc does arthroscopy too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ItWillTakeSomeTime: Avoid doing whatever caused it until it heals completely (unless you jumped out of a taxi cab going 60 mph on the highway).Avoid any motions that cause pain, if possible. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or Motrin for pain. If it hurts to lie down to sleep,try adjusting yourself with pillows and use a foam pad under the pelvic area.When you are able to work,talk to your boss about it.You may need frequent rests. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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