What Are the Symptoms and Common Causes of a Hip Pointer?

Common symptoms of a hip pointer include:

  • skin discoloration (red/purple/blue/green/brown/yellow)
  • swelling
  • tenderness

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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
  • bumps
  • 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.


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