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Old 01-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Prayers & Good Vibes Needed Please

TC (my son) has been having some problems with his right hip for about a week, he can't put all his weight on it & he's been complaining of a sharp pain from his hip to his knee. Well, we took him to the doctor Monday & were told that his range of motion in that hip is not where it should be so we have an appointment with a orthopedic (sp?) surgeon Thursday afternoon to see what's going on. The main reason the doc wanted to do this instead of x-rays is because 3 summers ago TC sprained the same hip & he wants to be sure that there is no fluid on the joint or anything else. He didn't specify the "anything else" so I'm assuming he meant cartlidge damage or something of the sort. TC is pretty upset about this because if something is wrong, it means that he's not going to be able to finish the basketball season.

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Old 01-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #2
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Prayers and good vibes comin your way Crewsk. Lets hope nothing is wrong!
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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Prayers and hugs to you and TC. Hope all is well soon!
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:40 PM   #4
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Darn Crewsk, that is just awful...Poor TC, I send hugs and prayers to you for him and fingers crossed, there is nothing serious, so he can finish his basketball season. Poor guy..I hate seeing children in pain and being dissapointed...Wish I could take it away for him.

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Old 01-09-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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Thanks MJ, pds, & kadesma!

He went to basketball practice tonight with a promise from his dad (he's the coach) not to let him do too much.

Kadesma, I wish I could take it away too.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:51 PM   #6
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I'd still get a new xray since his last one was three summers ago. Orthopedics is a good idea as well, but two totally different points of view, so an xray would substantiate what if anything the ortho doc recommends.

I wonder what the correlation is between the hip and the knee. I only ask because approx. 10 years ago I injured my knee while working out in the gym, and now on the same side, my hip gives me trouble. He's young, so I would definately pursue an xray otherwise your son could have life long problems. I sincerely hope your son TC has good news. Prayers to you and TC.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:06 PM   #7
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Thanks Amber, I'll keep that in mind. Another reason the doc didn't go ahead with an x-ray is because he said more than likely it would just show a normal looking hip & won't tell us anything. I'm just trying to figure out what the ortho doc is going to do to find out what's wrong.

I don't know what the correlation is between the hip & knee. My guess would be it has something to do with the muscles & all being connected from one to the other.

TC has a very high tolerance to pain so I know that since he's complaining about it, it's really hurting. Another thing is, just how long has it been hurting & he's not said anything. He didn't really complain until about 2 weeks after he sprained his hip the first time. Also, 2 summers ago he broke his thumb on a Friday morning & didn't say a word about it until that night when it had already swollen up & turned black, he just stayed outside & played all day.
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Poor Tc. I hope it's nothing serious Crewsk.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:25 PM   #9
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Thanks middie!
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Old 01-09-2007, 09:59 PM   #10
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Dear Crewsk,

Any mention of doing an MRI?? That will tell a lot-----far more than any xray ever will. Your son sounds like a real trooper with a very strong threshold for pain......Relaxing in a warm tub or whirlpool with epsom salts will help in the meantime. Good luck and keep DC posted as to his condition. Prayers all around.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:09 PM   #11
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Big hugs going out to TC!!!!!!!!!! I can't say much else except good luck and hope whatever it is is fixed asap and know that I am thinking about you.
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It could be a really bad sprained muscle in basically the butt area were the big muscles in the rear connect to the top muscles to the back leg these are really deep big muscles.The reason I know is I have pulled these same which also causes a pinched nerve I have pulled these muscles in the past and have had the same symptons.Im thinking the same pain from hip to knee is sciatica which is a pinched nerve which also causes a a burning and numbing feeling in the front of the leg plus pain.As a matter of fact I just did the same injury in Texas when someone spilled some water on the floor and my right leg shot out from under me that hurt so bad.It was a miserable drive from Texas as the driving position in my truck just made it hurt more cruise control did not help cause its the position you are sitting in.The only relief I got was to stop the truck and get out and stand that stopped it right away.
Then I could drive maybe another 50 miles before having to stop again.
Nothing a good chiroprator cant fix.
Let me know if this sounds familiar if so no surgery needed.
But I must say it takes a long time to heal
I say chiropracter is because when you jerk your body that hard you also become out of alignment you will know if you seem to think one leg is shorter then the the other when you walk and you also feel like your back is a bit twisted.
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:58 PM   #13
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Our thoughts are with you. Hang in there, kids are pretty resilient.
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Dear Crewsk,

Any mention of doing an MRI?? That will tell a lot-----far more than any xray ever will. Your son sounds like a real trooper with a very strong threshold for pain......Relaxing in a warm tub or whirlpool with epsom salts will help in the meantime. Good luck and keep DC posted as to his condition. Prayers all around.
You stole the words out of my mouth regarding the MRI. Crewsk.....if it were one of my boys I'd stress that I wanted this test done. Many things don't show up in xrays and CAT Scans that can be found in MRI's. My thoughts and prayers are definetely with him and your family. Please keep us posted. Huge Hugs to you and a gentle one for TC.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:45 AM   #16
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It has been a year last Oct. since I had the hip replacement and i still have problems. My last visit the Doc offered a shot of whatever because he said it could be a Bursa Sac. I told him not this time. Lets give it more time.

Let the Ortho. Dr. decide what is next.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:06 AM   #17
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Thanks everyone! Expat & Sizz, his regular doc didn't say aything about an MRI, I'll have to wait to see what the ortho says.

JPM, that does sound a lot like the pain he's having. My dad had sciatica and after many visitis to a chiropractor, had to have surgery. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is just a pulled muscle or sprain.

When he woke up this morning, his knee was locked into place. It took about 30 min for him to be able to get it to bend enough to get out of bed.
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Poor TC! He's had a rough run of it lately. I'm glad you're able to get in to see a specialist quickly. Hopefully that will get TC on the road to recovery fast! Sending big hugs to all of you!
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:47 AM   #19
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Thanks PA! I feel so bad for him. It seems that as soon as one thing is over, something else hits him.
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