Are a big bruise on the hip and painful walk due to sudden jerk indicative of hip fracture?
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I have gone through your medical history in detail.
From the symptoms it does not seem to be a fracture or a bony injury.Most probably,it seems to be a muscular tear due to sudden jerk at the hip level.
As long as you can walk on the affected limb,there hardly are any chances of an underlying fracture.
Tear (partial or complete) in the muscle substance will lead to a big bruise at the affected area.
Taking anti inflammatory tablets like paracetamol,tramadol and fibrinolytic enzymes like trypsin,chymotrypsin should help.
If the pain does not subside or if the bruise increases,then you should consult an orthopaedic surgeon and get an Xray/MRI of the hip done to rule out a hairline fracture.
Application of local heparin ointments over the bruise will reduce the bruise.
Avoid weight bearing on the affected limb,squatting and climbing stairs as far as possible
I hope the answer was useful.
Dr. Mahaveer Patil