soft tissue damage

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I had a fall 4 weeks ago when someone accdently bumped into me.  I fell on my left hip. Nothing was broken and the doctor said it was soft tissue injury.   Amost two years ago I fell and had a pubic rami fracture on that same side but it healed perfectly with no complications in 6 weeks and I was able to do everything I did before, dance etc .   This latest inury is taking more time and my leg is stiff and sore and hurts in the same place where I did the pubic rami fracture.  I am doing exercises by lifting up the leg whilst lying down and at first it is stiff but the more I try the easer it gets to lift but the leg hurts slghtly to do so and in that pubic rami area.   I am having a MRI scan to see what has happened.   I can walk ok unaided and am not on painkillers but the more I walk the stiffer the leg beccomes and the more it aches.   When  sit down its perfect.   Any ideas?   I want to go back to my dance class and am not in the sort of pain that requires painkillers but if I am to dance again then I may need a painkiller becase the more use I make of the leg the more it feels stiff and sore.    I just dance for exercise really.    Anyone have any ideas?

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    OUCH!  A few thoughts:  when is the MRI?  It sounds like weight bearing is problematic.  Perhaps a cane or crutches for a few days - ask your doctor.  Have you contacted your physical therapist (do you need a referral from your doctor)?  Perhaps going in for (PT) evaluation and treatment plan would help.  Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication would be beneficial (Aleve) and over-the-counter Tylenol to help manage the discomfort and pain while you work through the recovery.  Touch base with your doctor regarding meds and PT.   Good luck and post an update when you have time.  Take care.
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    Thanks for replying.  In short my MRI scan is tomorrow (Tuesday).  I only needed crutches for the first two days.   I have been doing leg exercises and that is helping.   Walking was ok but the more I walked the stiffer I got in the leg but that is less now and I stopped taking painkllers (co-codamol) 9 days ago because I do not need them anymore and don't need any sort of painkillers either.  I still get twinges every now and then in that pubic rami area where I had my fracture 18 months ago so the scan will hopefully show what that is all about.   I know I am not 100% yet as I cannot run and cannot bend down quickly to pick things up off the floor but if I do it slowly I can do it but I do have a grabber which I needed for my pubic rami fracture as I could not bend at all then, but so far I have not needed to use it.  I am in the UK by the way.  I do not need a stick (cane) to help me walk but I am very careful of other people who run and may bump into me (that is how I had this injury)

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