Originally posted by chick:
I found out my left hip was dislocated after noticing increased problems with it for the past year. The last 6 months I noticed great changes when doing:
range of motion- hearing cracking, grinding from hip/joint, thigh rotating in, and range movements being more limited than before;
left leg appearing increasingly shorter than right leg;
right hip putting more pressure on seat cushion, with left hip rising higher- this also curves my torso to the right, forcing left shoulder lower than right side. Overall, this resulting in increased pain and cramping on the left side, from neck down toward under scapula and even affecting left arm.
Not completel;y sure if upper body/arm/shoulder problems are resulting from hip issue but think most like associated.
I have had these problems over the years and even when attemptng to use a standing frame I have at home a few years ago, hip would lean to one side. I wanted to stand and weight bear again but PT had concerns and Dr just said that although it would be OK, standing would be one thing that would exacerbate the problem since ball is moving up and out from the socket.
Right now, the ortho dr. thought there was not much more to do with it unless I this starts to interfere with my daily activities, or feel the pain if I had sensation, which I don't have, except burning sensation in that area with some AD symptoms at times. Dr gave options to cut muscle or take off the ball from socket (??), but didn't seem anything was necessary since Im not walking or have sensation. I want to keep hip healthy and maintained though.
I don't want it to become worse and don't want to ONLY do something when it becomes severe problem. Any thoughts anyone?? Has anyone had hip dislocated and what did you do?