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Hip/Back Pain in 15 year old male

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  • Posted By: soccermom8
  • August 7, 2007
  • 06:55 PM

My son was diagnosed in April with a torn muscle near the anterior superior illiac spine on the right hip. He was having so much pain in both hips, but especially the right one, that after an x-ray and MRI, we were sent to a specialist who put him in a wheelchair for 9 weeks so the hip could heal. He managed to hold on for 8 weeks before walking, and was released from the specialist the 2nd week of June. He is a very competitive soccer player, just turned 15 in June. He didn't do much of anything other than mild walking after being released, and slowly worked back to doing some soccer moves. His hips started hurting again, and we just had another MRI today, of both hips and the pelvic region. We had another x-ray a week ago, and nothing seems abnormal bone-wise. The one thing I found out today, though, is that his lower back has been hurting the whole time also, he just thought it was a result of not being as active and stretching as he's used to. I've been out looking, and am wondering if he might have FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingement). If anyone has dealt with this (the hip problem or FAI) I'd like to hear from you. My son wants to be active again, and we have no idea how this injury happened. I'm a mom who's really worried!

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