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What are the First Signs of Necrosis of the Hip?

The earlier that necrosis of the hip is diagnosed, the easier it becomes to treat the condition and ensure that the symptoms do not worsen or lead into other, more concerning complications. Necrosis is a condition in which bone tissue starts to die, and it can have a severe effect on the overall health of the bone. 

Symptoms of necrosis of the hip

While each case of necrosis of the hip may be slightly different, there are certain symptoms that seem to be constant in just about every instance of the condition. The following are four of the earliest symptoms of necrosis to be mindful of and to contact your doctor about if they happen all at once.

Hip pain

Perhaps the most notable symptom of necrosis is hip pain, which can start out as mild and quickly progress into a more concerning issue. While necrosis can occur just about anywhere in the body, it most commonly affects bones inside the hip. Of course, there are various other conditions in which hip pain is one of the primary symptoms, so hip pain does not necessarily suggest necrosis is the cause. However, it is important to visit the doctor anytime hip pain becomes chronic without an obvious cause, especially if the symptom exists with other first signs of necrosis.

Groin ache

The groin area is most often affected by necrosis of the hip as well. The groin is the area of your hip between your abdomen and thigh, particularly where the two are connected. Someone with necrosis of the hip may experience groin pain as a result of weakened bone in the hip, or the necrosis may impact the groin area more directly. While there are several health complications that can lead to hip pain, any pain that exists in both the hip and the groin gives a clearer indication that necrosis may, in fact, be the cause.  

Difficulty standing

While pain caused by necrosis may start as mild, it can quickly progress and lead to a difficulty standing after the bone has severely weakened. While the natural reaction is to stay off the hip and avoid standing, it is important to visit a medical professional before taking any measures to treat the issue yourself. Necrosis often requires extensive treatment to overcome, and it can continue to grow increasingly worse if the early symptoms are ignored. Subsequently, anytime hip and groin pain leads to difficulty standing, it is important to visit a medical professional as soon as possible.

Limited hip movement

Many who suffer from necrosis report limited mobility in the hip as one of the earlier symptoms, which can eventually progress into an inability to effectively move the hip if the symptom is ignored. Necrosis of the hip can effectively be treated if treatment is sought after early symptoms such as limited hip movement are dealt with in an efficient manner, and it is important to contact your doctor anytime multiple symptoms exist simultaneously.

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