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Health Information For Teens
A hip pointer is pain and/or bruising over the top or front of the hip bone. Most hip pointers are caused by a direct blow to the soft tissue and bone in the hip area.
A hip pointer causes pain and tenderness over the front and top of the hip bone. The area also might look bruised. Some people have pain when moving the hip, which can range from mild to severe.
Hip pointers are caused by a hard hit to hip area, usually during an athletic activity. This can happen:
To diagnose a hip pointer, health care providers:
Sometimes doctors order an X-ray or MRI to check for a broken bone or other injury.
Teens with a hip pointer need to rest the area. They should avoid any activities that make the pain worse or could cause another hit to the area. This may mean taking a break from sports.
Your health care provider also may recommend that you:
Teens who get a hip pointer can return to sports when:
Going back to sports too soon puts someone with a hip pointer at risk for another injury that could possibly be more serious. Your health care provider will let you know when it’s safe for you to go back to sports.
If things don’t improve, see your doctor, as it may be a sign that you have a different or more serious condition.
Bursitis, an irritation of the small fluid sacs that provide cushioning in some joints, is often caused by sports-related injuries or repeated use of a particular joint.
It’s fun to play and great exercise, but basketball is also a contact sport, and injuries happen. To stay safe on the basketball court, follow these safety tips.
Football is a lot of fun, but since the name of the game is to hit somebody, injuries are common. To keep things as safe as possible, follow these tips.
Soccer is easy to learn at a young age, and it’s great exercise. But it’s also a contact sport, and injuries are bound to happen. To help prevent mishaps, follow these safety tips.
You practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries – and how to avoid getting them.
A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor. But in some teens â particularly those who are obese â the hip joint is weakened by slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).
This site has tips on things like preparing for a new season, handling sports pressure, staying motivated, and dealing with injuries.
Quadriceps contusions are common in sports that have a lot of direct contact or a chance of collisions or wipeouts. Find out what to do if you get one – and how to avoid them.
Our bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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