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Friday, May 24, 2013
Osteopenia and Hip Pain
when i was 16 i broke my foot by stepping off of a 2-inch porch, i didn`t fall, again at 24 by stepping on a hickory nut again i didn`t fall. since june of 2005 i have broke my feet a total of 6 times and the doctor said i have osteopia and need a dexa scan. for the past 3 years i have had a pain in my hip that is so severe at times it is hard to walk or get up could this be associated with the osteopenia. i 34 years old if that helps you . thankyou
Osteoporosis and osteopenia do not cause pain until there is a fracture. Hip pain without a fracture is generally caused by other conditions such as sciatica, arthritis and bursitis, to name a few. Be sure to discuss your symptoms with your clinician and ask what the diagnosis might be.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati