Stress fractures of the hip are most common in athletes who participate in high-impact sports, such as long distance runners. Stress fractures are injuries to the bone that result from overuse activity.
Fractures occur for one of three reasons:
What Are the Symptoms of a Hip Stress Fracture?
People with a hip stress fracture are most often high-mileage runners, military recruits, or individuals doing significant impact sports activities. These athletes will typically complain of an aching groin pain that bothers them with activity, and is relieved by rest. Symptoms are usually noted after a recent increase in level of activity, such as increasing running mileage.
What Is the Treatment of a Hip Stress Fracture?
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