How do I know if I have a stress fracture in my hip?
What Are the Symptoms of Stress Fractures? Stress fractures of the hip cause pain in the groin or front of the hip that is activity related. Most people with stress fractures will have pain when running that goes away with rest. If the pain is ignored and the stress fracture worsens, pain may become constant.
Can you walk on a hip stress fracture?
Hip stress fractures require the immediate cessation of activities that place stress on the joint. Doing so can also significantly reduce pain or discomfort. If you only have pain when running, then the running must be stopped. If the pain occurs while walking, then crutches should be used.
How do you detect a stress fracture?
Doctors can sometimes diagnose a stress fracture from a medical history and a physical exam, but imaging tests are often needed.
- X-rays. Stress fractures often can’t be seen on regular X-rays taken shortly after your pain begins.
- Bone scan.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Do stress fractures hurt all the time?
A stress fracture typically feels like an aching or burning localized pain somewhere along a bone. Usually, it will hurt to press on it, and the pain will get progressively worse as you run on it, eventually hurting while walking or even when you’re not putting any weight on it at all.