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The screws in my leg from a broken hip are tearing up my leg and not letting the mucsle in my leg get strong. Had them for 6 months can they take out?

The screws in my leg from a broken hip are tearing up my leg and not letting the mucsle in my leg get strong. Had them for 6 months can they take out?

Yes: If the fracture is healed the screws can be removed, but depending on the type of fracture and your age, one might prefer waiting for anther 4-6 months ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Had femor rod removed had broken hip how weak is the leg now? How soon can I walk on it? Read on internet people walking in a week or two no crutches

Had femor rod removed had broken hip how weak is the leg now? How soon can I walk on it? Read on internet people walking in a week or two no crutches

Partial weight: To play it safe, I recommend that you use partial wt on the leg using cructhes, gradually increasing weight as you toleate. Even if you do not feel pain with crutches, the hole left from the removal is a weak spot which is prone to fracture because of the stress. The screw hole in the shaft especially. ...Read more

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It's been 6 months and it still hurts to lay on my side of broken hip. I'm 56 yrs old is this normal? I have screws and a rod in my leg and hip.

Probably normal: I assume your had a hip repair 6 months ago and it is still paining you? The discomfort is likely normal and could be attributed to scar tissue buildup or chronic osteoarthritis. Make sure you follow with your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to regain muscle tone on back hip &thigh after THR for AVN (2011) if so, what exercises. Incision - 6" on side, dents in, rt back droops?

Is it possible to regain muscle tone on back hip &thigh after THR for AVN (2011) if so, what exercises. Incision - 6" on side, dents in, rt back droops?

Absolutely: Yes, absolutely you should be able to regain muscle tone. You need to work on core strengthening of the abdominal hip flexors and Buttock muscles. Need to work on muscle group called the abductor muscles. The exercises specific for the abductor muscles would've been taught to you in rehab. These would be the exercises that include scissoring your operative leg away from midline, use ankle weights ...Read more

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Would a torsoplasty give me a smoother shape than a lower body lift? My abdomen, thighs and hips all have loose, sagging skin, and I have very little muscle tone in my stomach area. I've recently lost over 100 pounds, and exercise isn't tightening everyth

Would a torsoplasty give me a smoother shape than a lower body lift? My abdomen, thighs and hips all have loose, sagging skin, and I have very little muscle tone in my stomach area. I've recently lost over 100 pounds, and exercise isn't tightening everyth

Wonderful: Wonderful that you have been able to lose so much weight. Your question is difficult to answer without an exam or at least photos. A lower body lift generally will improve the buttocks and upper and inner thighs and less so the abdomen. I find that the abdominal area will usually be best approached with a circumferential abdominoplasty that will also help the buttocks and upper outer thighs to some degree. Most massive weight loss patients need several operations over time to achieve the very best results. ...Read more

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Leg pains and muscle spasms in hip. Am I overdoing senior exercise class?

Leg pains and muscle spasms in hip. Am I overdoing senior exercise class?

Possibly: If you are exercising and having acute pain while doing the exercises, you may need to rethink this activity. Also if you have severe pain or prolonged pain the next day after exercise you may be overdoing it. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can the L4/5 affect the front of the thigh? My muscle by the hip area hurts upon getting up.

Can the L4/5 affect the front of the thigh? My muscle by the hip area hurts upon getting up.

L3-4or 4-5: Usually L3-4 supplies the quad muscle. That pain distribution is ofter sacroiliac referred pain. Put your heel on the opposite kneecap and let your leg drop to a figure 4. If the pain is in you groin its a hip problem or in your back its a SI joint problem. If it is neither, it may be neuritic from L3-4 or a muscle or bone pain. Next test would be imaging. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. I keep injuring it. Will I need surgery? Having horrible pain from hip down.

2 yrs ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. I keep injuring it. Will I need surgery? Having horrible pain from hip down.

Torn Muscle: Not sure if surgery is necessary as many muscle tears cannot be repaired with surgery. Addressing the tear immediately to reduce bleeding and swelling, establish return of normal range of motion, strengthening to the point of being able to accept an eccentric load (negative) and return to sports or activity specific activity must be accomplished to return. Just resting and waiting will not help! ...Read more

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Almost 2 years ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. Last night I'm pretty sure I re-tore it. I have pain from my hip down and complete numbness?

Almost 2 years ago I tore the muscle in my left thigh. Last night I'm pretty sure I re-tore it. I have pain from my hip down and complete numbness?

Muscle Tear: May represent a muscle tear or a hip apophyseal injury. If the sartorious muscle is involved at the anterior superior iliac spine it can also effect the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve and give you lateral thigh numbness. ...Read more

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How to tone up my hips and thigh muscles?

How to tone up my hips and thigh muscles?

Specific exercises: Exercises for hips and thighs would be expected to increase balance and strength of the pelvis and low back. Prevention magazine illustrates a 28 day plan to musculoskeletal vigor. See bit. Ly/1jaxuwi. ...Read more

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In 2012 had a hip revision. Now in PT, top of my thigh going sideways I have a muscle that is deformed. Looks awful PT has no ideas is this common?

I am so sorry: Your revision has not worked well. Not necessarily a surgical error but reviisons are not perfect.
The physical therapist should seek a second opinion ...Read more

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How can I make my hips bigger? I was told a lot of horseback riding helps build muscle on the thighs & adjust your hip bones

How can I make my hips bigger? I was told a lot of horseback riding helps build muscle on the thighs & adjust your hip bones

Hips: Horseback riding may help improve muscle tone but will not make your hips wider. Exercises targeted to muscles in the area which you want bigger may be useful. Consider discussing this issue with a personal trainer. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a hip fracture or pulled hip muscle?

How to tell the difference between a hip fracture or pulled hip muscle?

X-ray: Some pulled mscule around the hip could have fracture with them (avulsion fracture) some do not.
Hip fracture usually visible on x-ray or cat scan. ...Read more

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Can muscle strain and pain in the hip radiate to thigh?

Yes it can: Pain radiate to thigh from hip problem is not unusall. ...Read more

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Top of thigh/hip muscle pain. Any ideas on what this is?

Possibly bursitis: Likely bursitis. Four primary bursa at that location are gluteus medius and minimus and subgluteus medius and minimus. ...Read more

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Odd question: If I have nerve or muscle problem in my right thigh/hip, would I feel any effects in my right arm or shoulder?

Odd question: If I have nerve or muscle problem in my right thigh/hip, would I feel any effects in my right arm or shoulder?

No: The only way this could occur is if the location of the problem was on the left side of the brain or the spinal cord of your neck (cervical) level. In both cases, you might have symptoms on the entire right side.

Problems in the right leg/hip/lumbar spine could not affect your arm. ...Read more

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It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement. Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?

It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement. Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?

Hope it decreases: Hopefully the pain is subsequent to the surgery and will gradually decrease as time
passes
if the pain does not decrease, you should
see your surgeon to check the position of
the prosthesis and examine your hip. ...Read more

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Top of thigh/hip pain for few weeks. Only hurts when weight bearing, or moving leg certain ways. Can this be muscles? Or something sinister? So scared

Suspect pelvic muscl: This could be a variety of structures in the pelvis. This includes muscles, bursitis, tendon etc. The hip also needs to be evaluated. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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While walking I have noticed that I can feel my hip popping. Is this just a pulled muscle or a hip fracture?

Or a torn: Joint capsule or chronically dislocating hip......make an appt to see an orthopedist who specializes in hips... ...Read more

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Why is my skin on my thigh so sensitive and the muscle painful alongside my severe hip pain? My gp has booked MRI but not got a date yet

Why is my skin on my thigh so sensitive and the muscle painful alongside my severe hip pain? My gp has booked MRI but not got a date yet

Nerve irritation: The hypersesitivity you are reffering to usually indicates some irritation to one of the nerve of the thigt. The most common one is called meralgia paresthetica due to irritation or damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, however other ethiologies producing similar type of pain need to be investigated such as disc pathology, hip pathology etc. ...Read more

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11 weeks after my hip replacement I still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things?

11 weeks after my hip replacement I still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things?

Post hip operation: You shold not be having severe muscle spasms. Something is not right. Best to see your surgeon for a re check to see what is wrong. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a hip fracture from a pulled groin muscle?

How can you tell the difference between a hip fracture from a pulled groin muscle?

Doctor evaluation: A good physical examination combined with diagnostic xrays and other studies can tell the difference between a fracture and a pulled muscle. ...Read more

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In panic hip and thigh kinda tingking n numb dr said pulled muscle in lower back afraid this will cause me ho paralyzed or won't go away is it serious

In panic hip and thigh kinda tingking n numb dr said pulled muscle in lower back afraid this will cause me ho paralyzed or won't go away is it serious

Go to ER: The fact that u r panic stricken would suggest that u shd visit an emergency room so that u can be thoroughly examined and get some tests, if necessary. Without examination it would be impossible to advise. Once a serious illness is ruled out u shd see ur doctor to overcome ur anxiety disorder with medications and psychotherapy if required. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Toman
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Hip Fracture (Definition)

A break in the upper quarter of the femur (thigh) bone. The extent of the break depends on the forces that are involved. The type of surgery used to treat a hip fracture is primarily based on the bones and soft tissues affected or on the ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more