Octogenarian hip pain
December 4, 2011 7:56 AM Subscribe
What is wrong with my octogenarian mother's hip? She cannot get out of bed without excruciating pain.
posted by any major dude to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
Just wanted to run this by the hive before I head over there to see if it's possible to derive if a trip to the emergency room is warranted or maybe she should just wait until tomorrow to visit a doctor or chiropractor.
She said the pain started in her right hip on Friday morning but felt ok as the day wore on to the point she felt fine going out to dinner. On Saturday she couldn't put any pressure on it and was stuck in bed all day and it's the same today, no worse and no better.
The pain is in her right hip where the hip bone meets the femur, it doesn't hurt when she presses on it and she can still move it around lying in bed but when she tries to stand on it the pain shoots from the hip to the knee and she cannot lift the leg without great pain. She had broken the tibia of this leg about 4 years ago so she's been favoring it ever since also the doctor told her that hip was arthritic about a year ago. Just wondering if this is some kind of alignment/muscle/nerve issue that might benefit from a chiropractor visit or if it's more likely to be a structural issue. What makes me think that it's not a bone/cartilage issue is that it came about suddenly, everything I've read only about that says it's a gradual deterioration.