Common symptoms of a hip pointer include:
- skin discoloration (red/purple/blue/green/brown/yellow)
There are numerous possible causes of a hip pointer, however, let’s take a look at some of the most common causes:
- impact with external objects or other individuals
- being struck or kicked
- equipment impact (e.g., helmet to the hip)
- crashes (e.g., cycling)
Most bruising from a hip pointer really hurts, but is ultimately not dangerous. However, if you see any of the symptoms above for more than three weeks, consult with your doctor.