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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Sider Dr. Sider
Sports Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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How long does a stress fracture of the femoral head usually take to heal?

How long does a stress fracture of the femoral head usually  take to heal?

Several months: A stress fracture in the hip is more serious than almost any other stress fractures. It will take several months to heal and is unusual in that it is one of the few stress fractures that may require surgical fixation to allow the best result. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Sider Dr. Sider
Sports Medicine
35 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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What can you tell me about a stress fracture in the hip?

Several months: A stress fracture in the hip is more serious than almost any other stress fractures. It will take several months to heal and is unusual in that it is one of the few stress fractures that may require surgical fixation to allow the best result. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of hip stress fracture?

What are the symptoms of hip stress fracture?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What are the symptoms of hip stress fracture?

What are the symptoms of hip stress fracture?

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

Dr. Alan Heideman Dr. Heideman
Diagnostic Radiology
30 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Is there always pain associated with a hip stress fracture or could you have one undiagnosed for awhile because there isn't pain?

Is there always pain associated with a hip stress fracture  or could you have one undiagnosed for awhile because there isn't pain?

Sometimes: Yes, usually painful. Could be dull pain which you may not associate with a fracture. Important to have correct treatment so the fracture doesn't progress and worsen. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Laurence Badgley Dr. Badgley
General Practice
49 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Hip bone pain but not a stress fracture, what is wrong?

Hip bone pain but not a stress fracture, what is wrong?

Several concerns: "hip bone pain" in a forties person might be referred pain from spine, sacroiliac joint disorder, greater trochanteric bursitis of femur, soft tissue injury of muscles, pyriformis syndrome, etc. An osteopath can help you to sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley Dr. Badgley
General Practice
49 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of a stress fracture in your hip/pelvis? And treatment?

What are the symptoms of a stress fracture in your hip/pelvis? And treatment?

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

Dr. William Schmidt Dr. Schmidt
Internal Medicine
50 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can you walk if you have a hip stress fracture?

Can you walk if you have a hip stress fracture?

No: Mr. Stein. I feel bad for the problem. A stress fracture is still a fracture and must be seen by an orthopedist. If you walk on it you may make it worse ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Siff Dr. Siff
Surgery - Hand Surgery
23 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

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

Dr. Andrew DeGruccio Dr. DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Can child birth cause a hip stress fracture?

Can child birth cause a hip stress fracture?

Yes: If there existed a predisposing factor, such as osteopenia, osteoporosis, or a developing stress reaction, then childbearing, due to the extra weight bearing and rapid weight gain, could result in a developing stress fracture. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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What can I do to speed up the healing process for a stress fracture in my hip?

What can I do to speed up the healing process for a stress fracture in my hip?

Walk with crutches: In most cases, a conservative course of care is initiated in order to create optimal conditions for the bone to heal. This goal can be expedited by rest and the use of crutches to keep weight off the joint for up to six weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Siff Dr. Siff
Surgery - Hand Surgery
23 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What is the recovery period for a hip stress fracture and what non weight bearing exercises are good?

What is the recovery period for a hip stress fracture and what non weight bearing exercises are good?

6 weeks: At least 6 weeks. Nonweight bearing exercises are fine. Swimming is great for stress fractures. Stationary biking is ok. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti Dr. Chimenti
Sports Medicine
23 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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 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?

Hip pain: You need further evaluation. Healed stress fracture 6 years ago should not still hurt. An MRI may be of benefit to rule out other issues such as avascular necrosis, cartilage or labral tears, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Wilf Dr. Wilf
Nuclear Medicine
30 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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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 more

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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani Dr. Khubchandani
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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I have a stress fracture in the neck of my hip bone and a torn labrum, what is the usual treatment and recovery time?

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 more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How do you fix a stress fracture of the femoral head?

How do you fix  a stress fracture of the femoral head?

Fixation device: Hip pinning a hip pinning is a procedure done to place several screws across the fractured bone. Hip pinning is generally only done in patients with a femoral neck fracture that is well aligned and minimally displaced. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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How do I treat a stress fracture of the iliac (pelvis)?

How do I treat a stress fracture of the  iliac (pelvis)?

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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
792 doctors shared insights

Fracture (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
2,304 doctors shared insights

Broken Bone (Definition)

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