3. Hip Stress fractures
Stress fractures of the hips occur due to repeated slight injuries on the bone joining the hip joint. Eventually, the bone gets weary from this continual stress and a fracture occurs. Normally, the bone is usually in a continuous cycle of renewal where the old bone is absorbed while the new one forms. When the process of bone formation cannot keep up with the wearing out of the old bone, eventually a fracture is formed.
When fractures are undiagnosed and the person continues to exert stress on the fractured part, the condition worsens. Hip stress fractures bring front hip pain to the patient with the condition, as well as, pain around the groin. Fractures are diagnosed through x-rays which show the abnormal fractured part of the hip. If the x-rays do not spot any abnormality, then an MRI scan is used. MRIs give a detailed scan than x-rays do.