Pads to Prevent Hip Pointer Injury

A hip pointer injury is an extremely painful, acute injury to the iliac crest of the pelvis. The injury causes bleeding into the abdominal muscles, which attach to the iliac crest. The bone and overlying muscle are often bruised, and the pain can be intense. Pain may be felt when walking, laughing, coughing, or even breathing deeply. Hip pointers generally occur in sports with a high risk of a direct impact on the iliac crest from either a collision or a hard fall. The sports most commonly associated with a hip pointer injury include football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and snowboarding.

Source: Verywell Health

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