I recently slipped at work on linoleum in high heels. I caught myself from falling, however, in doing so my left leg went in front of me with my foot at an angle. Since that time, my hip has been painful on the outside and all of the way to my foot in certain stances, as well as if I bring my leg in towards my right leg (indian style). The joint is noticeably disjointed by at least 1/2 inch. What should I do? There is also some lower back pain associated since this time - pinching sensations.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 46
Ice, heat, ibuprofen.
are you there?
so it sounds from your description that you have something called a anterior labral tear
but I wanted to ask some questions first
so you were on heels, and you slipped with your leg extended in front and your ankle rolled a little like if you were to sprain it, an eversion sprain correct?
and now your hip bone is sticking out a little? the head of your femur?
yes, that is correct. caught most of my weight on my back leg but no pain there. and yes the head of my femur is sticking out at least .5 inches compared to the right side and i cannot bear weight on it for a long amount of time.
here is a webpage, if you scroll down you will read on something called an anterior acetabular labrum tear, it can happen in a one time trauma, I think it says that
It has progressively worsened over the last few days. So what type of doctor should I see and what are the expected outcomes? surgery?
you need to see an orthopedic that specializes in hips. and you need an MRI of your hip
you may need surgery
sometimes PT can get it to pop back in, it depends on the MRI
Well, that is what I thought it would come to. Once upon a time, I was a pre-med major........but since the injury is not getting better I am now concerned.
yes, you can tear up your acetabulum more and more as you walk
the head of your femur is displaced and there might be a fragment in the way
fragment of the acetabulum, which is the cup
the anterior ridge of your cup got hurt
Thank you for your information and help. Because I am on my feet more often than not, that explains the increasing pain. (900000 steps in 5 days....). I will call for an appointment on Monday morning.
wow, yes, you need to chill you hip. and see a doc ok?
Understood! I will try and take it easy and go for medical treatment. I appreciate your help.
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you are welcome
I will. Thank you.
General Adult Neurologist. Board Certified. Experimental Neuroimaging and Neurodiagnostics