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14-yr-old son with hip pain/muscle stiffness not getting better after 8 wks.

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  • April 24, 2007
  • 04:29 PM

My son collided with another baseball player 8 wks ago. Treated by physical therapist for hematoma above right knee, hip flexor tendonitis, inflammation in growth plates, very tight quad muscles that caused trouble walking. Pain is in abdomen just inside pelvic bones and on sides at top of pelvic bones. Knee got better, hips (both, but left slightly worse) got worse. X-rays, bone scan, MRI, blood work, neurological tests all normal including test for anklosing spondylitis. Walked bent over like he was 90 yrs.old from pain, so we put him in a wheel chair and on Vicodin and Flexiril for 2 wks. Significant improvement and able to walk upright again. After 2 weeks of very little activity except walking he's in pain and having trouble walking again. Orthoped, pediatric orthoped, pediatrician, physical therapist don't have answers why he's not getting better. Chiropractor says slight misalignment in left hip, but wants to see films/MRI before he does anything. Not sure adjustment will help. Orthoped suggested rheumatologist so that's where we're going next. My son is very frustrated at missing high school baseball season without any answers and was hoping he would also be able to start running again soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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