Pain is the classic symptom of any hip injury. Other symptoms can include limited movement or motion. Active adults can expect hip pain caused by pulled muscles and ligaments.
Because the large bones that make up the hip also serve as anchors for several large muscles, overuse injuries and strains are common. Additionally, inflammatory problems such as bursitis and arthritis can develop.
Austin Regional Clinic's Orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint replacement and rehabilitation to improve mobility as much as possible after a hip injury.
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What is the risk of hip fractures from falls?
The hip is probably one of the most basic joints in our body, yet one of the most susceptible to injury, especially from falls. There are more than 350,000 hip fractures each year in the United States, ninety percent of those resulting from a fall. Risks of hip fractures increase after the age of 50, doubling every five to six years. Women have two to three times as many hip fractures as men. In fact, nearly one half of all women who reach the age of 90 will have suffered a hip fracture.
How are hip injuries treated?
Treatment of a hip injury depends on the severity of the injury and the diagnosis of the problem.
For muscle and ligament strains, treatment is designed to relieve pain, restore range of motion, and restore strength. Rest and ice are the order of the day to heal strains. Additionally you can take anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling and avoid activities that caused the strain until it is completely healed.
In the case of a hip fracture, surgery is usually needed to repair the hip or completely replace it. Mobility following a hip fracture is usually somewhat limited and patients may permanently rely on assistance when walking.
If you're experiencing hip pain or discomfort, call us at 512-454-4561 or request an appointment online.
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