Can you still walk with a broken hip?
Hip Fracture Symptoms
You’ll probably have a lot of pain in your hip or groin.
You may be unable to walk.
Your skin around the injury may also swell, get red or bruise.
Some people with hip fractures can still walk.
What does a stress fracture in the hip feel like?
What does a stress fracture of the hip feel like? Most patients with stress fractures of the hip feel pain in the front of the groin while standing and moving. Patients may limp. Strenuous activities, such as running and climbing stairs, may be so painful that the patient must stop doing them.
How do you know if you have fractured your hip?
Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture include:
- Inability to move immediately after a fall.
- Severe pain in your hip or groin.
- Inability to put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip.
- Stiffness, bruising and swelling in and around your hip area.
- Shorter leg on the side of your injured hip.
Can a hip fracture heal on its own?
A broken hip may also be allowed to heal without surgery. In some cases, if the hip is fractured, it may not need to be treated with surgery. If this is the case, your healthcare provider may prescribe medication, bed rest, and physical therapy for a few weeks to allow healing.