Quad riding... crashed... my hip is killing me!

  • GoodPup

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    May 07, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    So I went to the doctor cause my hip area is so swollen and just to touch it or slightly move it the pain is a 9 out of 10... but I got an xray and he said its fine and just to ice it.

    So far tonight it is getting worse and worse and any slight movement makes me wanna seriously scream out loud.

    The bruised ribs and stuff are minor, and yeah... I believe him on that. But can an xray miss something? Should I go get a second opinion other than the Urgent Care doc?
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    May 07, 2009 6:44 AM GMT
    Yes. I most definately would.
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    May 07, 2009 7:58 AM GMT
    Didn't he give you an anti-inflammatory or anything? Outside of a second opinion I would think ibuprofen and a cold compress
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    May 07, 2009 8:22 AM GMT
    I'd get a second opinion if it's getting worse in pain. You could have fluid filling up in the area or something of that sort, that could cause damage ongoing - that's only if the pain is getting worse. If it's the same, you could give it a day or so before the second opinion decision. But, second opinions are ALWAYS advisable.
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    May 07, 2009 1:32 PM GMT
    Rest, ice, and take an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen) for 2 weeks. If your symptoms aren't improving after 2 weeks, then follow up with your physician.
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    May 07, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    The hip is about the same... but my normal doctor told me to take more vicodin for now and keep icing it. She wants to do a CT Scan cause she thinks there could be a small fracture to my hip not picked up in the xray, so I'm gonna see if it gets any better by tomorrow morning.
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    May 07, 2009 5:40 PM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidDidn't he give you an anti-inflammatory or anything? Outside of a second opinion I would think ibuprofen and a cold compress


    Yes, Ibuprofin and Vicodin
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    May 07, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    JaseinOC saidThe hip is about the same... but my normal doctor told me to take more vicodin for now and keep icing it. She wants to do a CT Scan cause she thinks there could be a small fracture to my hip not picked up in the xray, so I'm gonna see if it gets any better by tomorrow morning.

    Good plan. I've had small fractures that x-rays didn't pick up at first, even a badly-healed broken collarbone that wasn't noticed until 15 years later, while checking my rotator cup! LOL!
  • GoodPup

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    May 30, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    So my hip is doing way better... 90% healed. Ribs... pain free. Been a little stiff but no biggie....

    ...until this morning.

    I got to the gym to teach my spin class, my neck was kind of stiff but nothing abnormal since the accident. I parked and when I turned my head to look in the back to see if I had a towel back there, my neck cracked.... not like a typical popping crack, but a bad crack. And I have severe pain on the left side of my neck. I can't turn my head left at all and right now the position of comfort is slightly down and slightly to the right.

    I got a flight tonight, and got my chiropractor to let me come in tonight... so I am gonna stop by on the way to the airport. I hope he fixes me... cause that is gonna be a long flight to south Florida from Southern California if I'm hurting.
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    May 31, 2009 8:34 AM GMT
    When you injured yourself your muscles would have taken a big hit (with bruising and guarding etc) and those muscles will pull on the vertebrae if they are really tight from the injury. You probably lost some range of motion from the muscles shortening (trigger points and over all tightness), so chiro is good but all in all you should be stretching out your back and neck everyday. Also, by now I would be placing heat on the effected/tight muscle areas from post injury at night, that will help them relax and you can re-teach the muscle to go back to it's original length.

    Like I said, Chiro is great but don't rely on it completely because him/her adjusting the bones/joints does not address the muscle tightness. Couple it with massage therapy and get them to focus on the gluts & back/neck and it will prevent that from happening again (along with proper homecare of course).

    Hope it gets better for ya bro!=)