Pelvic pain after falling?

Patient : Hi there! I am 14 years old. I do backflips and I was doing them today and I was pretty tired and just before I took off my muscles got weak so I jumped back and landed on the left side on the back of my pelvis and I tried walking afterwards and I could walk but it hurt a lot and the pain is by the joint where the femur connects to the pelvis and when I move in certain spots it really hurts so I was wondering what I could do to help it heal fast. Thanks!
Doctor :   Thank you for question. It is possible that you sustained an injury to your hip area. The fact that you are able to wal k, even though with pain, is a good sign that your injury was not very severe. In order to help with your pain, you can take some oral analgesic medication like 500mg Ibuprofen. Secondly, you can try to avoid strenuous physical activity for a few days and rest your hip, pelvis and lower back by laying flat. Another helpful treatment option is to apply an ice pack to the painful area to assist in reducing the swelling, inflammation and pain. Should your pain worsen, or not improve, we recommend that you have this evaluated by a doctor. Thank you for choosing askthedoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: Hello, Last March I sustained a hand injury. A line under high tention (a rope) snapped and hit the back of my ri...

Q: Hi, I am a 44 year old female. I have been exercising regularly for at least 15 years, including running 2-3 days a w...

Q: I broken my ribs 5 years ago (dec 2012). 4 ribs is not ok. Can they still be operated?

Q: I've been having some chronic neck pain so I went to the chiropractor she took x-rays and when she looked at the x-ra...

Q: Hello, I had fallen down a flight of stairs. Later when I went to pass a stool. I notice blood in my stool. I beli...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews