upper left groin pain difficulty supporting weight for walking

by Lloyd

sharp pain in upper left groin area. right side not so bad. took a fall 12 ft 3 days ago. Broke my wrist and 4 ribs now the pain in the groin can only walk with the help of crutches. Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

You need an examination, and then probably an xray of the pelvis honing in on the pubic rami; they are often fractured in a fall like that. But it's difficult to see on a conventional xray, and sometimes a bonescan may be necessary.

Prod around yourself in the groin. Are the bones in there tender, or very sore, or is it in the soft tissues; muscles and capsule?

Ask the person who set your arm to look.

Dr B

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