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Can you dislocate your hips by trying to do the splits

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Very painful: Fortunately it typically only happens in major accidents such as mva it needs to be reduced as soon as possible to prevent further complications ... Read More

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Pain: It is usually intensely painful. A dislocated hip is nearly impossible to walk on and for a natural hip, usually follows severe trauma.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Pain, swelling, difficulty or inablility to walk.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Go to ER: You need to have it looked at and if dislocated you need to have it put back into alignment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
No: The hip joint is a very stable joint in the body. A dislocation is typically a traumatic event (e.g. Car accident). Although you may get the sensati... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Unlikely: Much more likely you have 'snapping hip' syndrome where tendons can 'pop' as they attach across your hip joint( fascia lata about greater trochanter, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Pain medicine: Once the hips have been relocated, temporary pain control can be achieved with the help of pain medication.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Charcot joint. This occurs when a joint, usually in the foot, deteriorates because of nerve damage. Charcot joint is marked by loss of sensation, as w... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Often surgery: Depends on what seems to be the cause. If there are recurrent dislocations often a revision surgery is needed to make the hip more stable.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
At age: 16 it is a very variable situation and different people would have different conditions/anatomy/etc. Orthopedic evaluation and a course of physical th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Joint injury: Chronic "hip" pain after remote fall implicates joints/ligaments. Anesthetic blocks of sacroiliac joint, trochanteric bursa & hip joint help to di... Read More

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