The treatment you receive will depend on the type of fracture you have.
Nonsurgical treatment for compression-type fatigue fractures is typically tried before surgery is considered. Your Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers Physical Therapist will direct you to stay off the affected leg, using crutches if necessary, and rest the hip for at least four to six weeks.
Treating a stress fracture without surgery will require you to strictly avoid putting weight down on the foot of the injured leg when standing or walking. When the bones begin to heal, you'll be able to put more weight on your foot as you stand and walk.
We can help manage your initial pain with hot and cold treatments. Patients may also want to consult with their doctor or pharmacist regarding the use of pain relief or anti-inflammatory medication. Our Physical Therapist can direct your rehabilitation to help you improve strength and flexibility in the hip and to make sure you are able to safely resume your activities. With care, these fractures tend to heal without surgical intervention.
Recovery after surgery for hip fracture depends on the type of procedure used. The aim of most surgical procedures for a fractured hip is to help people get moving and walking as quickly as possible. This helps them avoid dangerous complications that can happen from being immobilized, such as pneumonia, blood clots, joint stiffness, and pain.
Once you are able to leave the house, visits to Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers may be needed for patients who are still having problems walking or who need to get back to physically heavy work or activities.
At Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers, our goal is to help you keep your pain under control, improve your range of motion, and maximize strength and control in your ankle. When your recovery is well under way, regular visits to our office will end. We will continue to be a resource, but you will be in charge of doing your exercises as part of an ongoing home program.
Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers provides services for Physical Therapy in Corpus Christi.