Broken Hip Symptoms Guide

If you have been involved in an accident or have had a slip or fall, you could be at risk of having suffered a broken hip. If you are experiencing pain following an injury, you could benefit from finding out more about broken hip symptoms, what steps to take next and how to speed up your recovery.

What Are The Broken Hip Symptoms?

Some of the key broken hip symptoms include:

  • Inability or difficulty in moving following a fall
  • Extreme pain in the groin or hip
  • Inability to put any weight on the leg at the injured side
  • A shorter length of leg on the affected side
  • The leg turning outwards on the affected side

Who Is Most Likely To Have A Broken Hip Injury?

The majority of broken hips occur among elderly patients. This is for a number of reasons, including poor eyesight, reduced balance and multiple medications which can result in a lack of coordination. Elderly patients are also more frail and are therefore more likely to experience a more severe injury. Some of the common causes of a broken hip include car accidents, trips, falls and slips. In the case of patients with very weak bones, even standing awkwardly on the leg could cause a break in the hip.

Are There Any Free Private Treatments?

Patients in the UK who are experiencing broken hip symptoms will be able to benefit from free NHS treatment for their injury, however they may not know that there is a possibility of benefiting from free private treatments too. These free of charge treatments may well be available in your area and can help to speed recovery and improve the long term outlook.

Which Free Private Treatments Are Available?

Patients who have a broken hip will usually receive surgery on the NHS to correct the break, however for a considerable period afterwards they may experience ongoing pain as well as seriously compromised mobility. There are some free private treatments including compresses to relieve pain and crutches to aid mobility which could be available to you in your local area, and some patients could benefit from physiotherapy that will improve the outcome of treatment and help to speed recovery times in many cases.

How Long Is The Broken Hip Recovery Time?

The amount of time it takes to recover from a broken hip will depend on the age and health of the patient, however in all cases it will take a considerable period of time to return to full mobility. In some older patients, it may never be possible to regain full function of the joint. With physiotherapy, the patient will have a better chance of having a faster recovery and will learn how to manage their condition more effectively. By restoring greater mobility in the joint, physiotherapy can help to promote healing and improve quality of life.

Is It Possible To Speed Up The Recovery From A Broken Hip?

Although anyone suffering from broken hip symptoms is likely to have a long rehabilitation period ahead of them, physiotherapy will almost certainly improve the outcome for the patient. By carrying out a regime of exercises, it is often possible to speed recovery and to enjoy a better range of movement and functionality of the joint. Contact our team today and you can discover more about the available free private treatments in your area.

Contact Medical Expert Today To Discover If You Are Eligible?

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