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10 years of hip pain

Jul 25, 2017 12:38 PM

So when I was 11 I began to have problems with my right leg, my foot and knee faces different directions. Doctors constantly told me that that's normal for a teenage girl. When I was 18 and kicked off at my doctor, i was referred to a specialist where I was told I had extra bone in my Hip, this causes tears in the cartilage. I had surgery in 2014 to try and fix the problem, (they shaved the extra bone away). I'm now 21 and in even more agony than I was before, the doctors refuse to give me anything stronger than paracetamol. Does anyone have any ideas on how to cope with the pain? It's causes me to have depression and anxiety and living day to to day life is being a strenuous task for me.


Jul 25, 2017 12:42 PM

That sounds very painful could you maybe get a second opinion from another doctor you need more help and paracetamol does not sound strong enough for that kind of pain! For now just try and rest as much as you can maybe try heat packs or something like that, I really hope you get it sorted 😊

Jul 25, 2017 12:44 PM

I've been to several different doctors but none will give me anything because they say the pain is in my head. I rest as much as I can, but I like to try keep busy, just most days I can barely move

Jul 25, 2017 12:53 PM

Doctors are reluctant to give pain meds anymore due to high addiction rates and increasing government oversight. Have you seen a pain specialist? Have you tried nerve blocks? I took epidural steroid injections (ESIs) for various areas of pain in my spine, from 2012 to 2014, and it brought me a lot of relief. I also do deep breathing relaxation and gentle stretches, with warm shower (can't get in/out of the due to high joins), and rub pain ointment in. They don't make the pain go away, but they do reduce it temporarily and help me come better.
Hugs love and prayers you can find something to help reduce your pain! 🤗❤🙏🌼

Jul 25, 2017 12:59 PM

I'm seeing another specialist on the 1st August, and I would like to try those to see if they help but I don't really know how to go about it. I do gentle stretches but sometimes I can't even manage those. Pain ointment doesn't seem to help me at all anymore but thanks for your hugs and prayers!

Mar 30, 2018 12:05 AM

Is your pain getting better? I joined a private hip issues Facebook group. They have lots of good reserarch.

Mar 30, 2018 9:34 AM

Abiii have you ever heard of or been diagnosed with a condition known as Tibial Torsion?

Tibial Torsion is an inward twisting of the shin bones. It causes the knees and feet to face different directions. The condition normally begins in early childhood and gets better with time, but it may not improve in everyone.

Mar 31, 2018 2:17 AM

My husband just had surgery on his hip to remove extra bone from the balll of his femur and reattach his labrum (a ligament). He has WAY less pain now and it’s only been a few weeks. Not a lot of doctors do the surgery as it is very specialized, but it’s worth finding out about it. He was cautioned to be certain that the doctor performing the surgery is excellent because otherwise it can damage the joint to the point replacement becomes the only option.

We are in Utah. If you’re close, check out The Orthopedic Specialty Hospiital

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