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Hip joint ball feels like it is partly out of socket when I'm walking, not much pain though.

Started 1287874761.61 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1288023199.777 by Crow

Has anyone else had this feeling? I can't feel anything except a bit of soreness unless I place my hand on my hip joint. I can feel a lump on my right hip, but not on my left hip. AND when I'm walking with a hand on both hips I can feel the lump making a half circle (like a wobble). I see my GP in about a month I will certainly tell him at that time unless it gets worse before I see him and in that case I'll call. Thanks.

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Crow1287875061.42316005 PostsRegistered 11/16/2007Turn left and keep drivin'

{#emotions_dlg.ohmy} Did you fall or something???

I don't think I'd wait a month.

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Chattycat1287875163.6831744 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Crow, no not recently. I'm inclined to wait to see if the soreness goes away or gets worse. It sure is a weird feeling though. Edited to add: I had a Dexta scan on the 14th, but haven't gotten the results yet.

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Disneyland­fan1287875527.4833368 PostsRegistered 10/18/2008Southern California

Chattycat,

I broke and dislocated my hip when I was 19 and it HURT. Worst pain I've ever felt. It could be you have bursitis but if it was even partially out of the socket you wouldn't be able to put any weight on your leg.

Every now and then my muscle "catches" on that leg and then it will feel sore...maybe that's what your experiencing.

Of course this is just my experience but I hope I'm right because you don't want a dislocation it's a pain in the butt (pun intended){#emotions_dlg.laugh}

ETA: Hope your pain goes away soon!! and that it's nothing too serious.

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Chattycat1287876009.371744 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Thanks Disneylandfan...I HAVE had brusitis in that same hip, but never had a bump when that happened. Could be a calcium spur maybe?

Mountain M­omma1287876522.767452 PostsRegistered 4/17/2008

Please don't wait a month. If it slips completely out, you may have a big recovery to work through, depending on how much damage is done at the time (torn ligaments, broken leg if you fall, etc.) If you're noticing it, and can feel it, it's not right, and needs to be evaluated soon! God bless!

Dachsie1287876688.062607 PostsRegistered 6/4/2006

It does not sound like you have a dislocated hip because that would be very painful and you would be in an emergency room.

It does sound like you have asubluxating hip. That is when the top of the femur that is like a ball, called the femur head, kind of keeps slipping a bit out of the socket called the acetabulum. It does not completely slip out. It is kind of halfway slipping out.

That is a pretty darn serious condition too.

If it does not hurt now, if you keep walking on it, it will start hurting badly very soon. Also by just continuing your normal activities, you could be causing wrong kind of wear and tear on the ball and socket so that it will never stay seating properly in the acetabulum.

I do not know what other condtions you have or what that special kind of xray is, but I think you better get to an orthopedic doctor right away, like Monday. Until then, just rest in bed and do not walk around on it, even if it does not hurt much. Get your regular doctor to refer you to an orthopedist.

The two bones may need to be set back in to the proper fitting position again. I have never heard of them doing a manipulation and closed reduction for such a condition but maybe they do. They give a pain med and right in the office they squeeze or manipulate the hip joint back in to proper position. What I have heard of is a "hip pinning" where they take you to the operating room and put a steel pin in the hip joint to keep the femoral head from slipping out. You have to stay immobilized to some extent for a time. I do not think it can be done on an outpatient basis.

I hope I am wrong and that it turns out to be something simple and temporary, but again I would get it checked right away.

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Disneyland­fan1287877631.3173368 PostsRegistered 10/18/2008Southern California
On 10/23/2010 Chattycat said:

Thanks Disneylandfan...I HAVE had brusitis in that same hip, but never had a bump when that happened. Could be a calcium spur maybe?

Like others suggested I would still get it checked out. If it hurts it should be checked. You don't want to let something go and it become a bigger problem.

I know the kind of achiness your talking about (or at least I think I do). Pain as you put weight on the leg. Cold weather makes it ache more. A lot of times once my leg gets warmed up from moving the pain goes away.

Is yours similar? If so stretching it out really well makes a huge difference, and I mean stretching for a good 10-15 minutes.

I am not a doctor though and could be very wrong...I can only tell you about my hip. So get thee to a doc.Smile

Chattycat1287882547.841744 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Ok...you all convinced me. I'll call/see a doc Monday...I have MS and balance problems is one of my major problelms (though they are not constant...they come and go). But I definately don't need any other problem developing!

kaybee1287883107.4678261 PostsRegistered 7/3/2006Wisconsin

My hip joints have popped in and out like that all of my life. They've never hurt though.



ROMARY1287883693.40715181 PostsRegistered 4/28/2010

I don't walk on anything uneven..........sand, beach, etc. Nothing slanted. Many years ago I walked on the beach almost every weekend, and ended up with very sore/swollen knees and my hip felt out of place. I quit walking on sand, and all my problems disappeared! Do check with your doctor soon.

Yellow Rose

Disneyland­fan1287884715.6633368 PostsRegistered 10/18/2008Southern California

I found this info

hip dislocation signs

Chattycat1287887450.521744 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Thanks Dachie and Disney...

Disneyland­fan1287889959.3973368 PostsRegistered 10/18/2008Southern California

Chattycat,

let us know what the doc says. I am very interested when someone talks about their hips because then I can learn more to help take care of my own hip.

Plus I hope it is all okay!!{#emotions_dlg.wub}

thalmy1287934341.9432276 PostsRegistered 8/31/2009
On 10/23/2010 Chattycat said:

Crow, no not recently. I'm inclined to wait to see if the soreness goes away or gets worse. It sure is a weird feeling though. Edited to add: I had a Dexta scan on the 14th, but haven't gotten the results yet.

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Three weeks ago today. A friend that was waiting to see, died. Scan or not. You should see an Orthopedist ASAP.

Thom
Forever in our hearts.

Magenta1288015368.6679583 PostsRegistered 11/4/2004washington, d.c.

my suggestion is to go see your specialist asap, and do NOT wait. this is a kind of surgery that is major, and so are your symptoms, don't wait till it gets worse.

good luck and, please, take our suggestion - sending you all the best.

Magenta

GoodStuff1288019082.57714278 PostsRegistered 11/11/2008

What in the world is the purpose of posting something like this on a shopping bulletin board?! Are we doctors? Can we see or feel the "lump" in your hip? Oy vey. This kind of post just drives me bonkers.

Miss Lorra­ine1288019468.8376805 PostsRegistered 3/23/2007
On 10/23/2010 Chattycat said:

Thanks Disneylandfan...I HAVE had brusitis in that same hip, but never had a bump when that happened. Could be a calcium spur maybe?

Only your doctor can answer that. You need to get in to see him/her right away. This is nothing to ignore or put off.

Chattycat1288022846.941744 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

Goodstuff I KNOW all of that. However it was the weekend and not being able to guess what it might be (can't Google if you don't know what to ask) I thought I'd see if anyone here had experienced the same thing.

BTW the ball seems to have slipped back into the socket. I will tell my doc about it today however.

Thanks all who responded with helpful tips.

Edited to add: it didn't seem bad enough to warrent a trip to the ER AT NIGHT with me driving myself...especially as it was my driving leg affected...

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Crow1288023199.77716005 PostsRegistered 11/16/2007Turn left and keep drivin'

Good luck at the Dr., CC!!!!!

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