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What's wrong with my hip?

(6 Posts)
BestIsWest Thu 13-Nov-14 20:53:29

I've been having some pain in my hip on and off for a while and occasionally it gives way when I'm walking and put my weight on it. Today it's been much much worse and has been giving way every few minutes. It's a jarring pain deep inside but as soon as I take weight off my leg it disappears.

I'm terrified it's going to give way when I'm going down stairs. There's also a bit of a dull ache in my groin now. I have mentioned it to the doctor before but they didn't seem too concerned. Any ideas what it could be?

BestIsWest Fri 14-Nov-14 19:45:04


Asleeponasunbeam Fri 14-Nov-14 19:49:38

Sounds a lot like the pain I had five years ago. Diagnosed (privately with MRI via sports medicine consultant - GP wasn't interested) as labral tears.

They were going to be surgically fixed on NHS, but I got pregnant so couldn't have it done. Have never felt the pain again!

I was doing a lot of martial arts at the time, which I also stopped while pregnant and haven't had time to start up again. So maybe that was the cause for me.

BestIsWest Fri 14-Nov-14 20:00:44

Thanks, i've been googling and that is one of the things I came across.

Asleeponasunbeam Fri 14-Nov-14 20:33:49

Do you do any particular exercise that might be aggravating it?

They also thought about bursitis when investigating mine. Maybe that's a possibility?

BestIsWest Fri 14-Nov-14 21:54:32

It seems to be worse after I've been sitting for a longtime. The only exercise I do is swimming or walking so I don't think I've damaged it doing that.

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