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Chondromalacia Hip Joint
I have chondromalacia patella with a hip labral tear on one leg. I have been in a flare for a month (both issues). Does this warrant a doctor's visit?
Capsular Ligament: The capsular ligament consists of two types of fibers, circular and longitudinal. Some of the longitudinal fibers form the retinacula and the circular fibers form the zona orbicularis. It is attached to the acetabulum and anterior inferior iliac spine; and connects to the transverse ligament, iliofemoral ligament, pubocapsular, and ischiocapsular ligaments. ...Read more
Developmental : Dysplasia of the Hip has a range of severity. If treated completely before the baby is weight-bearing, the outcome is usually excellent, so be happy it got diagnosed & follow through with all treatment recommendations. Information on http://hipdysplasia.org/developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip/ may help you formulate questions to discuss with your baby's pediatrician & pediatric orthopedist. ...Read more
Not likely: Generally I do feel that chiropractors are good at managing spine related issues. Some have more training in other joint issues but they can be hard to find. Your best bet is a good physical therapist. Be sure you have an accurate diagnosis by a musculoskeletal expert such as a physiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more
Not completely sure by what you mean. There are cases of ectopic testis in infants where abnormal descent causes the testis to lie in the femoral canal. In adults, there is no internal path from the scrotum to the hip joint.
Outside of the body, there is usually enough laxity in the scrotum to trap the testicle in the groin crease but is rarely a medical issue. ...Read more
Orthopedic eval: I would visit an orthopedic doctor and consider doing so sooner rather than later. Taking pain meds to cover pain should come after knowing the cause of the problem. ...Read more
Needle: A needle is placed in the hip joint and steroid is injected. This is often times done under xray (fluoroscopy) or ultrasound. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and is not very uncomfortable. ...Read more
Mechanics: The hip is a ball and socket type joint with strong supporting ligaments which give it inherent stability whereas the shoulder is practically a ball hanging in space which depends more on the integrity of the ligaments, cartilage(labrum) and muscles to stay in proper position. The shoulder has much more freedom of movement. In addition, there are more injury mechanisms in our typical activites. ...Read more
Why am I getting hip joint pain when I pivot, to the point I keel over for a sec. Then I am fine for a few days then It happens again.??
Hip arthritis?: It is obviously difficult to say what is wrong wthout examining you.... However your symptoms suggest early hip arthritis. Pain in your groin and 'deep'in your hip with weight -bearing suggest early hip osteoarthritis especially w/ pivoting maneuvers.I would suggest seeing a board certified orthopedic surgeon for examination and X-rays . Best of Luck! ...Read more
I have been having hip joint pain for a long time. It willl wake me up in sever pain in the middle of the night. Its only in my left hip.
Bursitis?: Hip pain that wakes you at night is classically bursitis, but you will need a physical exam to be sure. A steroid injection into your great troch bursa will help this if that is what it is. Nsaids may also benefit, but speak with your physician prior. Stretch your it band and your hamstrings to help. If oa, consider joint injections, pt. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Are there muscles surrounding the hip joint? I have a bad hip & feel the need to stretch muscles (it feels like.) I'm unable to do so b/c of injury.
Be careful of hip jt: What people call the hip frequently is not. If you are talking at the side of your pelvis this is not the true hip. This may be the area of the greater trochanter. You should see your ortho doc and then may well get some physiotherapy that you can use as needed to ease the discomfort. The doc should tell you exactly what is wrong ...Read more
Every month during my mentsrual cycle, I have always cramped on my right side. The pain is deep into my hip joint. Just wondering, what's the cause?
Menstrual pain: It sounds like your menstrual pain is radiating to the hip joint. You may want to have a pelvic exam with your gynaecologist if this is new, or more severe than usual. Pain, as stated above, though, can radiate and it seems to come with menstrual cycle so related to that. ...Read more
I have pain in my right hip joint for 2 days and it pops sometimes 3 consecutive times with 5 minutes in between and most of the day no pop, what to do?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor if symptom persist and get a full check up to find the true cause. ...Read more
Too many to answer!: Many problems can cause the sensation of stiffness, including osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, capsulitis of the hip joint (like frozen shoulder-only at the hip), piriformis muscle issues and on and on. You need to see a practitioner who can start an appropriate evaluation. Your problem might seem mild now, but it might gget worse if not diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
This is somewhat controversial as some doctors will probably say no, but nutritional supplements like Glucosamine sulfate, chondroiton sulfate, MSM, collagen, hyaluronic acid, Vit. C and Lysine can help.
Stem cell injections, platelet-rich plasma and prolozone injections are also reported to help. See https://tinyurl.com/y92f2fdf and https://tinyurl.com/yaote6e6 for more info. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: There are several causes for hip area pain. She need to have it evaluated, preferably by an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more