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hip dysplasia, questions?

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  • Posted By: aussie_gal25
  • June 20, 2009
  • 09:13 AM

hi i was just wondering if it's possible to have hip dysplasia as well as snapping hip syndrome and hypermobility? Or could they just lead into each other?

Also does anyone have hip dysplasia ?
i was wondering if the condition affected muscle growth as i dont seem to have any muscle what so ever and i find it really difficult to put on muscle especially in the legs. My upper body seems to be alot more normal size than my legs although im pretty skinny in general.

If anyone has information on the subject it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • They are three separate diagnoses, but yes, I do believe one can lead to another or they can overlap, particularly with dysplasia and hypermobility.Hip Dysplasia is caused when the head of the femur does not articulate properly with the acetabulum of your hip. Your hip is made up of three bones, the ilium, the ischium and the pubis. Where these three bones come together, the acetabulum is formed-- kind of a cup-like or concave structure lined with articular hyaline cartilage that the head of your femur, or thigh bone, fits inside to produce movement of the hip. This condition is normally caught and corrected in childhood, but can also occur in adults. This will not cause loss of tone to the musculature, but may result in leg length discrepancy, a wider stance or one foot turning outwards. Snapping hip syndrome is muscular. There are two types, extra-articular or intra-articular. The former is more on the outside of the leg (lateral), the latter medial (on the inside of the leg). With either form, a notable 'pop' is felt and sometimes heard. The medial version is caused when the illiopsoas tendon moves across the AIIS (anterior inferior iliac spine), the lessor trochanter (part of the femoral head) or the iliopectineal ridge (ridge on the ilium and pubes showing the true pelvis) upon hip extension. The lateral version is more common and involves the iliotibial band, gluteus medius tendon or the tensor fascia lata sliding across the greater trochanter. Either of these can be painful and lead to an inflammation of the corresponding bursa. This condition will not cause weakness or loss of tone in the muscles distal to the problem (i.e. your thigh or below), other than the IT Band becoming more taut. Hypermobility syndrome in the hip, more likely I would think to develop with dysplasia or vice/versa, is caused when the acetabulum is too shallow which leads to a greater range of motion in the hip and can make dislocation easier to occur. This condition will not cause a loss of tone in the musculature, but may be partially caused by an increase of muscle tone.Do you have any of these conditions diagnosed? I could conceive that having one or more of these conditions would make your hips unstable, thus not allowing for correct posture and articulation when trying to build muscle. They do not cause loss of tone, but if your hips are not articulating properly or if your tendons are snapping, proper form for exercise (particularly using weights) may be compromised. Please note that some people just have a hard time building one or the other halves of their body. Not everyone builds muscle at the same rate in their upper and lower bodies. Particularly, men are more likely to build upper body musculature, while women usually find it easier to build up the lower body. Please state your exact symptomatology as well as any diagnosis you may have received. Also state what you are currently doing to help the situation and any medications you are on. It would also be helpful to know your age, height and weight in order to better address your specific complaints. I apologize for all the questions, but it helps us to help you.
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