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hip pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 4, 2006
  • 09:09 PM


i was born with chd (congenital hip dispaysia), but no one realised i had it untill i was 18 monthes old. due to this i have had to have several operations over my life to sort out the problem ( some braces , femoral osteotomy , pelvic osteotomy , some leg shortening operation on my knee cuz of 1 leg longer than other from hip surgery)

i still keep getting pain in my legs and hips especially after exerscise e.g p.e and sometimes at night i get a cramp sort of feelin where i have pain run from my hip down to my knee and then back up to my hip again. this sometimes wakes me up in the middle of the night or just as i go to bed. the pain is aggernising and i never know what to do. :( does anyone know if this is just cramp or related to my hip problem???

my consaltant has mentioned a operation where he cuts my hip in 3 places then takes it out and rotates it so my hip is more secure(think its called a tripple palvic osteotomy). i would happly have this operation and it does not worry me at all but each time he mentions is he says he in not sure if he wants to do it yet , as i am only 14 and stil in school :( and he dosent want it getting in the way of my gcses. :S

i dont think my mum is keen on me having the operation because she thinks the pain that i am having will just be replaced by the after surgery pain but i know that this is a different pain to the one before sergery and i prefer it cuz i think its better to have pain but be more stable in the joint than to have the pain and always be anxouse of if everything is allright , has anyone ever felt the same?????

Also i have very flat feet cuz of my hip problem wich puts allot of pressure on my knees and ankles so have supports for my feet but i was wandering if anyone has any segestions that would help e.g exersises or sertain sports???

Any segestions to the questions or comments would be great
thanks for reading

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  • I suggest before any further surgery to visit an osteopath and a one on one pilates practitioner. The osteopath can give you some idea of what condition your spine and hips are in, and do any needed manipulation to bring things back in line. A pilates practitioner can show you how to sit, stand and walk. Pilates is a fantastic way of gently building muscle and stability and many practitioners have a reformer machine, where you lay flat and do resistance work so as not to put too much stress on your bones and so forth. Pilates works for scoliosis of the spine and I have no doubt that it will help you considerably though you have a different condition.It will take a lot of work, but fortunately you are still very young and this is a great start for the rest of your life and will help you avoid many unnecessary surgeries, or at least delay them for a considerable time if they are really necessary. And will help you to move correctly that in turn will help your overall with bones an muscle issues.Agape,searchingsam
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    • December 4, 2006
    • 10:18 PM
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  • thank you this is very informative and i shall look into it
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    • December 5, 2006
    • 05:10 PM
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