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Old 01-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So at the joint where my right femur(thigh) meets my hip/ pelvis I can move in a certain way so that it like pops? Not out of place or like cracking a knuckle but I can feel it move and rub and it's an uncomfortable feeling, but not painful.

I'm seventeen years old so I imagine that I shouldn't really be having hip problems. But the last time I went boarding I had to break really hard. Doing this I had my leg fully extended and used my torso/ abdomen to swing my leg around. I also had to put most of the force on my back right leg to stop. After I stopped breaking I felt a sudden, very sharp, shooting pain in the area where my thigh meets my hip.

I hope this gives a decent enough explanation, I'm just wondering if any one has any ideas about what it could be. I'm only afraid that the joint is deteriorating perhaps causing permanent damage. This is the second time that this has happened.

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I just want to be caustious not to make mountains out of mole hills.
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Thanks, I just want to be caustious not to make mountains out of mole hills.
i am not a doctor, but it sounds a bit like hip impingement..which is very common in young athletic adults. go see a doc..a hip specialist preferably.

heres more info http://www.hipfai.com/

ps. i used to have hip pain and the doctor said i have a small case of hip impingement, but i started running and now it doesnt really bother me, not saying you should do that, def go to a doctor, just don't be too scared, could be nothing.

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Like wrath said, see a doctor. A chiropractor, osteopath, or orthopedic would be a better way to go than just a general practioner or family doctor. But see your GP anyway; you might need a referral from them.

There is a reason I suggest that. I had what turned out to be a significant injury snowboarding when I first started. I was at the top of a run and simply hopped and pivoted in place before starting the run. It didn't hurt but I heard a pop in my hip and it felt odd. I rode the rest of the day. Few days later, I had some pain. My family doctor prescribed an NSAID. Long story short, when I saw a chiro, three major joints in my pelvis were "out of place." The NSAID would have only masked the pain and I would have had major residual issues had I not seen a chiropractor.

I'm not a doctor or any of the above, so in my non-medical opinion, that rubbing feeling might be your IT band (ilio-tibial). That sharp, shooting pain is often described with sciatica, too.

Good luck and be sure to see the proper professionals to rule anything out or address any issues to prevent future problems.
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Thanks for the help all, I have a 4 day trip to Canada comming up at the end of January so I'm torn between going and hearing bad news or going and hearing saving news :/
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3 years ago I developed Osgood Schlatter's disease in both of my knees so I'm afraid I may be susceptible to things like the hip impingement.
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Thanks for the help all, I have a 4 day trip to Canada comming up at the end of January so I'm torn between going and hearing bad news or going and hearing saving news :/
i think you should see a doctor, perhaps you can still go and just take it easy, but at least you'll know that everything is fine. don't assume its bad news right away, it could be that you just need to do some physical therapy at home with some exercises.
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I just discovered I have hip impingement. Apparently it has been developing for years. I am 56 and have been riding for 10 years. Impingement is caused by the head of the femur developing too much bone or bony protrusions which reduce mobility and can wear on the cartilage in the joint. I think I tore my cartilage or labrum, same problem ARod has. If you think about it snowboarding puts a lot of force on thigh and hip joint so be aware. If you tore something they do arthroscopic surgery. It's a young man's disease but hey I have only been riding 10 years so if I guess I am like a young man for snowboarding. Good luck
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