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Hip giving way?

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Noitsnotteatimeyet Fri 10-Mar-17 06:27:21

Dd's been complaining about lower back pain for the last two/three weeks. I took her to a physio who pointed out that she's tilted over to one side and that the muscles of her left leg are much more developed than on her right leg. She measured her legs and there's a 1.5 cm difference between them.

Two nights ago dd's leg suddenly gave way underneath her as she stood up - it wasn't painful but she couldn't walk for a while. After a bit she said it felt like it clicked back into place and it's now sore and achey and she's limping slightly.

She's back at the physio again this morning. She's very tall (5'9") and slim and normally very active- horse riding and swimming. She had lots of investigations last year as she had a lot of problems with her hip and knee but no obvious cause was found apart from tears in one of her muscles deep inside the hip joint and a degree of hyper mobility so she now has custom orthotics in her shoes.

Any experience of something similar? She's only recently got back into full activity and she was so miserable when the pain stopped her from doing the things she loves

nursebickypegs Fri 10-Mar-17 06:30:16

Sounds like it could be an acetabular tear. How old is she?

Noitsnotteatimeyet Fri 10-Mar-17 10:51:28

She's 14

AnyFucker Fri 10-Mar-17 10:57:20

See what the physio says. Your dd may need an MRI scan to discover if there is a labral tear (forms part of the joint capsule that supports the ball and socket joint).

A mild one will heal with complete rest but depending on the location/severity it may need surgery or at least a close eye keeping on it

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