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Doctor insights on: What Does A Locking Hip Feel Like

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Why did my hip flexor lock up?

Why did my hip flexor lock up?

Tight: The hip flexors are almost always too tight. You need to religiously stretch them. Also work on strengthening the gluts which help balance out the flexors. Read more

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Can sacroiliitis or bursitis cause hip to lock?

Can sacroiliitis or bursitis cause hip to lock?

Not usually: Depends on what you mean by locking. In can be from an internal hip problem (like a labral tear or osteoarthritis) or from an external hip problem like "snapping hip syndrome" or something completely different depending on what you mean by "hip locking". Sacroilitis usually causes very focal pain over the sacroiliac joint and can sometimes cause radiation into the buttocks, groin, hip, or leg. Read more

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I havetrouble with my hips knees an feet they lock up painfully click ache and burn. A report said my hips are fused what does that mean is it normal

I havetrouble with my hips knees an feet they lock up painfully click ache and burn. A report said my hips are fused what does that mean is it normal

See primary care md: Your symptoms are unusual @ age 19... See your primary physician for a thorough medical evaluation. Check w/ md also about " hip fusion"; your hips are not " fused"; possibly you read a report about sacralization of 5 th lumbar vertebra which is common. Good luck! Read more

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Can a pulled ligament on the hip make it feel like its locking up when I put it in certain positions?

Yes: The iliotibial band can snap and feel stuck over the greater trochanter of the femur. Treatment is stretching. It can also happen with the iliopsoas tendon but that is less likely at your age. Read more

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I have a lot of hip pain in the morning and at night, kind of like it is locking and then frees up after I move it a little, what could it be?

I have a lot of hip pain in the morning and at night, kind of like it is locking and then frees up after I move it a little, what could it be?

Possible labral tear: If you have had a n injury, labral problems are a possibility. Less likely would be arthritis, given your age. If it is in the way, an MRI with contrast will show the problem. A plain xray will rule out arthritis. Read more

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Hip feels like its locking up on the outside not the groin. Also no other pain besides locking. What could this be?

Hip feels like its locking up on the outside not the groin. Also no other pain besides locking. What could this be?

Needs to be checked: It is very difficult to say what is causing your so called hip locking in on the outside without more information and a thorough exam. So I will recommend you have it checked by your doctor to find out what is causing your hip problem. Read more

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When I try lift my leg and hold it up for a few seconds my hip feels like its locking up. What could this be? I'm not old either.

When I try lift my leg and hold it up for a few seconds my hip feels like its locking up. What could this be? I'm not old either.

Sacroiliac joint: A dysfunctional sacroiliac joint (sij) manifests like his. Did you hurt your back while pursuing an extreme sport like skateboarding or snowboarding? . Read more

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What would cause hip problems locking/pain at young age? Under 30 hip locks painful and feels like popping out of joint?

Examination needed: Multiple causes are possible. You could be complaining of a painful snapping hip (psoas tendon or iliotibial band are common culprits). Internal joint damage is also possible: tears of the labrum or joint cartilage can cause intermittent painful catching. A thorough examination by your pcp or orthopaedic surgeon will likely lead to e answer for your hip. Read more

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My hip used to feel like its locking up in awkward position. Now it's gotten worse and hurts to life the thigh towards my stomach. What's wrong?

My hip used to feel like its locking up in awkward position. Now it's gotten worse and hurts to life the thigh towards my stomach. What's wrong?

SIJ: Sounds like the sacroiliac joint (sij).. Are you one who has pursued extreme sports such as skateboarding? Have you fallen on your buttocks alot? An osteopath can diagnose this for you and perhaps adjust your spine and pelvis. Read more

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Pain (R)lower back & front, hip, groin, at times gluteal muscles. Walk w a limp, at times feels like hip bone locked & have to wiggle it out. Hip issue?

Pain (R)lower back & front, hip, groin, at times gluteal muscles. Walk w a limp, at times feels like hip bone locked & have to wiggle it out. Hip issue?

Yes: Young female has "hip" discomfort & sense of "locking" + radiation of pain to groin. These symptoms are compatible w. sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder. Vertebral disk disorders do not radiate to groin, but SIJ does. Absent childbirth or mechanical injury of SIJ, there becomes a need to consider contribution of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS. Osteopaths have diagnostic skills in this arena. Read more

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Could severe hip pain locking sensation be caused by old hamstring injury?

Hip pain: An old hamstring injury should not cause hip pain however it would depend on where your pain is. Pain in the deep groin referring down the inside of the thigh to the knee is usually from the hip joint, pain at the outside of the hip may be from the trochanteric birsa and pain behind the hip can be from the back, pisiformis muscle or ischial bursa so the cause may depend onwhere the pain is. Read more

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3 months p/o hip arthroscopy for labral repair. Hip locked up getting up from bed, painful. Resolved. Concern?

3 months p/o hip arthroscopy for labral repair. Hip locked up getting up from bed, painful. Resolved. Concern?

Probably not: If it just happened on one occasion and has not recurred, then I would not worry to much about it. If it becomes a recurrent problem, it may be a sign of a retort labrum. Read more

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Dx with mild osteoarthritis in right hip. Am only 45. Pain level high, hip locking, pain on inward rotation. Steroid shot work 6 week. What else to do?

Use a cane, be sure-: -you have exhausted all medications for inflammation. If you are @ end stage hip disease, try another injection. Even a trial of Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) type injections would be worth while. The THA is the last option.@ your age it has a shorter life of use that some older 60+ revision is in your future, really think about pros & cons before you decide. Read more

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I have piriformis syndrome and it has been acting up as I am weaning off of an ssri. The muscles won't stop locking up and my hips hurt again. Help?

I have piriformis syndrome and it has been acting up as I am weaning off of an ssri. The muscles won't stop locking up and my hips hurt again. Help?

Piriformis syndrome: Is usually due to imbalance of your pelvis and altered biomechanics putting constant strain on your piriformis. See an osteopath or a physiatrist or even a podiatrist for another opinion. Read more

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How long should I wait to have a proximal locking screw out of my broken femur? I broke hip 1st of jan got rod down leg also. Screw in hip hurts

This is dependent on: Several factors related to the fracture type, it's overall reduction and healing progress. Only your surgeon will be able to answer this type of question primarily guided by radiographs during your healing process. Read more