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Can you dislocate your hips by trying to do the splits

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Absolutely.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: It is usually intensely painful. A dislocated hip is nearly impossible to walk on and for a natural hip, usually follows severe trauma.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Go to ER: You need to have it looked at and if dislocated you need to have it put back into alignment.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Wrist strenght: Using clay or putty can help strengthen wrists.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Johnson
51 years experience Podiatry
Ligamentous laxity: There is a condition known as erlos danlos syndrome, where one of the distinguishing features is ligamentous laxity.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Not in otherwise normal bone. It is more likely that if you felt a crack or pop, that it was coming from your facet joint which is not dangerous or u ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Its possible to heal: Some ligaments can heal with normal use of limb. For example - damage to the elbow collateral ligaments can sometimes heal as well as the knee mcl lig ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Physical exam: Ultrasound, MRI are all helpful....
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Psoas is not invo-: -lved in breathing. It is a hip flexor & external rotation. See your PCP & find the reason for your abdominal weakness as well as your breathi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Splits: Being able to do the splits is unlikely to correlate with improved cardiovascular health except as it is found in well conditioned athletes
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: While it is difficult to actually "break" your neck by stretching you should follow this rule. Any stretch that causes pain for you is too much. Disti ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe?: The best test to look for cam impingement is hip flex ion and internal rotation, so hip extension with external rotation with your toes out would be e ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
Try stationary bike: For a couple of weeks trial.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Read this!: http://www.smilingbackmethod.com/articles/walking-downstairs.htm?b=1&font=serif.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Get evaluated: A torn ligament in your ankle will present itself with pain and swelling, similar to an ankle sprain or fracture. When you get evaluated, the physicia ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Neoprene splint: Hand therapist or md can provide. Also avail at some pharm.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Earlobes and stretch: Not sure why one would want to embrace on this exercise?
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hand/finger issues?: At 28 yo not sure what would cause this to happen. Some conditions such as arthritis, or gout, or other conditions that cause swelling can make this ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
No and No.: Penetration, by whatever, does not widen hips. Age and childbirth may.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Briefly: It would only interfere for a day or 2.

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