Ouch! My Hip Hurts!
People of all ages can experience a hip injury, whether they are at work or at play. Hip injury occurs due to increased stress on the muscles, ligaments and hip joints. Seniors are at a greater risk for chronic pain stemming from arthritis and osteoporosis of the hip.
Hip injury from trauma is another major cause of hip pain. It is very important to get the hip pain evaluated and see what it stems from, before embarking on a plan of treatment.
If you have ever had a broken hip, you will know how painful and complicated it can get. Usually, athletes and runners are prone to this type of injury due to their strenuous workouts. In case of an accident or loss of balance, there might be a chance of your hip getting fractured. To avoid complications, it is important you get it treated at the right time. When you are suffering from a Broken Hip, you won’t be able to walk, sit and sleep properly.
One of the ways of healing your Hip Fracture is through physical therapy and taking plenty of rest. In many cases, surgery is the only way to correct the dislocated bones.
What Happens In Hip Fracture
The hip is said to be fractured when the upper section of the femur (thigh bone) breaks due to obesity, accident, losing balance and falling, osteoporosis etc. Hip Fracture can occur at any age and it can get complicated and serious if the injury is neglected. Women are more prone to this injury than men.
What Are The Broken Hip Symptoms
- Inability to move after falling immediately
- Severe pain in your hip and groin area
- Unable to cast weight on your fractured hip
- Swelling and bruising
- Stiffness on the side of injured hip
- Not able to walk and stand
Do speak to your physical therapist immediately if you are facing these Broken Hip Symptoms.
What is Broken Hip Surgery
Surgery for broken hip includes the treatment of repairing the upper section of the thigh bone, called Femur (a part of the hip joint). There are three types of Broken Hip Surgery namely Hip Repair, Partial Hip Replacement Surgery, and Total Hip Replacement Surgery.
What is the Broken Hip Recovery Time
It generally takes around 10 to 12 weeks to heal from a fractured hip surgery and regain strength. But, a fully Broken Hip Recovery Time can take up to 6 months or 1- year, depending on your physical health.
What Are The Types of Broken Hip Treatment
Often the Broken Hip needs to be treated with surgery. But, physical therapy (PT) can save you from undergoing the surgical process. PT aims at natural healing and involves various exercises to improve your strength and mobility.
It is always crucial to visit your physical therapist to recover from the injury quickly. Additionally, maintaining a healthy and fit body is also important.
How We Treat Hip Pain
Your physical therapist will recommend treatment modalities based on initial examination, any underlying conditions, and in certain cases, any recommendations your physician might make. Direct Access makes it possible for you to see a physical therapist without the need for a prescription.
For more information, visit RVA Physical Therapy
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