Health Tip: Signs That You Have a Broken Hip07/24/13
(HealthDay News) -- A hip fracture, more common among the
elderly and women, can cause extreme pain and severely limit your
ability to get around.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says symptoms of a hip
fracture also may include:
- Swelling or bruising on or near the hip.
- Being unable to bear weight on the hip.
- Having a hard time walking.
- Having pain in one leg, which appears shorter than the other
leg or appears to point outward.
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