Can you walk with a fractured pelvis?

With a broken pelvis you cannot walk, sit or move well without pain. The pelvis protects the bladder, intestines and many important blood vessels. Many of the important leg muscles and abdominal muscles attach to the pelvis and allow for body motion and function.

How do you know if you fractured your pelvis?

What are the signs and symptoms of a pelvic fracture?

  1. Pain, tenderness, bruising, or swelling in your pelvic bone area.
  2. Numbness or tingling in your groin or upper thighs.
  3. Discomfort or pain when you sit, stand, walk, or have a bowel movement.
  4. Leg or thigh bone turns outward.
  5. Legs are not the same length.

What does a pelvic stress fracture feel like?

Pelvic Stress Fractures Symptoms include an aching pain in the hip or groin that usually gets worse during movement or exercise, but tends to persist even during periods of rest. Some people may also experience swelling or tenderness in the skin surrounding the affected bone.

Can you have a fractured pelvis and not know?

A pelvic fracture is also suspected if you have had a lesser injury but there is pelvic bone tenderness, difficulty walking or any loss of sensation in the lower part of the body. X-ray will show most pelvic bone injuries, although it will not show details of injuries to organs inside the pelvis.

Can you fracture your pelvis and not know it?

What is the recovery time for a broken pelvis?

A broken pelvis will take about 6 to 12 weeks to heal. It can be painful to move for the first 3 to 4 weeks. Bed rest and pain medicine is the only treatment required. Stay in bed for the first 2 to 3 days to reduce pain with movement.

What are some symptoms of a fractured pelvic bone?


  • Bruising or swelling in the hip area
  • Inability to bear weight
  • What is the recovery process for a broken pelvis?

    Instead of the muscle tearing, a small piece of bone is pulled away from the pelvis. Depending on how much bone is involved, it may take approximately 6 weeks before you are ready to begin increasing your activity. This type of injury may also involve the use of crutches for 1-2 weeks as well.

    What is physical therapy for pelvic fractures?

    Physical therapy is an important part of the rehabilitation in both, low-energy and high-energy pelvic fractures . Low-energy injuries are usually managed with conservative care. This includes bed rest, pain control and physical therapy. High-energy injuries, especially the unstable fractures must be reduced by surgical treatment.