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Hip Clicking

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 23, 2008
  • 11:10 PM

Hello All,

I'm have been experiencing a "clicking" sort of sound in my right hip joint for the past 5 months. I used to run around 4 km everyday and stopped somewhere around July '08. The clicking started after that and I'm not sure if it was a pure coincidence or not.

Whenever I walk, I can feel click in the right hip. I can't tell for sure if its on the inside (groin) or outside (**m). I did see a physician but he pretty much ignored it saying its nothing.

Any suggestions/ideas would be highly appreciated.


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  • Matestretching the iliotibial band, is what you want to do.Could get better through physiotherapy and stretching or you may need an operation on the iliotibial band.I have the same pain, in my groin and have the click in the left hip...i also have lower back pain and pain behind the knee when sitting too long.Check this page out: http://www.sportsinjurybulletin.com/archive/clicking-hip.html
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 05:17 AM
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  • I have the same problem! And mine started afew weeks after I stoped cycling. I used to ride over 20-30km a day. But due to examinations i stoped my riding to concentrate more on studies. The clicking started shortly after.. i thought it was a coincidence too.. plus i also have abit of knee pain whereby I cant fully bend my knee...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2010
    • 03:47 PM
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  • Hi, I am a physical therapist and have patients that complain about this all the time. The most important thing is that if it doesn't hurt, there is no need to worry about it. If it does hurt than pay attention to what activities cause the pain (not necessarily the clicking). More than likely the issue is the IT band. It is a fibrous structure over the outside of the hip and when tight can cause clicking. If it feels like it is in the groin it could be the hip flexor or even the labrum of the hip. If it continues and you do have pain, revisit your doctor and ask if you could visit a physical therapist to help evaluate areas of tightness. Hope this helps. ~JTrempe PT, ATChttp://www.joint-pain-solutions.com
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • September 13, 2010
    • 03:55 AM
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