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Bumped hip, muscle strain and weakness. No broken bones. How to cure it?

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I bumped my hip against a piece of furniture while walking by. Hip previously sore, not serious, no broken bones, just muscle strain and weakness.
What should I do? Have ice on it now
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Posted Fri, 17 May 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 1 hour later
Hello and Welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to us.

I have read your query in detail. The symptoms you have described are more likely to be symptoms of muscles strain.

To get relief from the pain and for quick healing:
1. Apply ice for 48 hrs and after that do hot fomatation to relieve the pain and spasm.
2. Apply local anti-inflammatory gel 2-3 times a day.
3. Take anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen to reduce pain and local swelling or inflammation.
4. Do not put weight or try to do exercise that involve painful muscles. Give proper time for the injury to heal.

Hope this helps you. Please do write back if you have any additional concerns.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries

Wishing you good health...

Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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Follow-up: Bumped hip, muscle strain and weakness. No broken bones. How to cure it? 2 hours later
How much time needed for #4?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 7 hours later
Hello,
Thanks for writing back.

For healing of fracture(#) it takes usually 6-12 weeks.

Hope this helps you.

Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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Follow-up: Bumped hip, muscle strain and weakness. No broken bones. How to cure it? 7 hours later
You mentioned this was a muscle strain, not a fracture. I can walk on it around the house. How. Long until. I can do light exercise, stretching, etc? PLEASE ADVISE.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 12 hours later
Hi,

Sorry for misinterpetation. In follow up you make a sign of #.
In our orthopaedic language, it means fracture.

Anyway you are suffering from muscle strain. It will takes 7-10 days to heal. So do not worry, follow the advice already given.You will feel better soon.

Hope this will helps you.

Wishing you speedy recovery.

Regards
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon

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