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Got hurt on hip. Tender to touch, hurts. Iced it. What is the treatment?

I tripped over my footstool and slammed my hip into the hard frame of my Futon. It hurt terribly about a 7-8 on a pain scale. I can put weight on it, but it is very tender to the touch and hurts even if I don't touch it or move it. I iced it for 15 minutes. That helped a little, but it still hurts. I am 45 years old with no major injuries.
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Hip is a very important area and when gets injured the consequences can be serious without proper treatment. Especially if any bones fractures. As to the hip there is a lot of muscles attached, even with broken bone, you may be still able to walk and not notice it. Also there is plenty of space for blood to accumulate and create a hematoma.
That is why, even if nothing serious seems to happen, I suggest you to have it checked by your doctor. Simple X-ray of this area should be done, and if any hematoma possibility, ultrasound should be done as well.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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