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Hello, I am a 19 year old female with 2 children.

I just recently July 14, 2010 I have my son. And i was doing some physical theropy for my mild amout of lower back pain. And the first visit, the person told me that my hips are uneven! And I would stand up, and my right leg out be kinda off the floor but still touching. And my left leg out be flat fooded on the floor. And I would lay on my back, it would be the whole total oposite. And my phyical theropist told me to stand up, and I did so, and she felt were my hips were at, and she said my hips are uneven.
And I can pop my right hip out of place and pop it back. And i couldnt ever do that before. The hips being uneven it causes me to have sever lower back pains and head throbing headaches. And I just wanted to get some answers like what could i have or who i should go see for all these symptoms and to get it taken care of. I love in South Charleston, Ohio. If that helps any with local and close doctors who I could see for this issue.

please help me really means alot to me.

Mallory Harper
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First Helper pdj1949

replied October 22nd, 2010
Treatment Options for Hip Popping Out of Place
Hi Mallory.
I have had similar symptoms, although I haven't been pregnant. My MD informed me that this condition is: common after giving birth because the muscles in the pelvic girdle have been stretched; more common in females; more prevalent right before & during menses; and will affect men as well. All it takes is a slight movement in the wrong way - similar to a pulled muscle - except in my case, it felt like a pinch nerve or something needing to be adjusted.
I started having hip problems after attempting to quickly tie a tennis shoe on while standing. I lost my balance & stepped wrong to keep from falling. By word of mouth, at the hospital where I was working, I found out who to see. The type of physician recommended is connected to the orthopedic practice, but specializes in: "Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as Physiatry or PM&R, Physical Medicine Specialists care for the wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders which are not treated with surgery". My MD started with conservative methods of treatment, always trying to keep something "in the back pocket" to try. We never went to the Extreme Treatment, that was experimental at the time, of some type of injection in the hip joint for stability. I referred to it as "joint concrete".
The physical therapists taught my husband how to "put my hip back in place" at home, to save a 30 mile trip. They also tried to teach me a few tricks for me to use if alone. If you compared the length of my legs at my ankles, I was told that they would be off anywhere from "1/2 of a thumb nail" up to about 2 inches! No wonder it felt uncomfortable to walk!
One thing that helped me a lot, other than prescribed treatments, was to do yoga & pilates, of what I could. I purchased a kit at WalMart that included a mat, block, strap, and video for about $20 bucks. It's easy to follow, and as I improved, I found that I could do more of the tape. I also found that I "popped out of place" less. I began to loose a little weight & developed a subtle muscular tone.
Hope this helps you!! I haven't had any problems in about 4 years now. Smile Best of luck!! PJ
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replied January 22nd, 2014
Im a guy an I have had this problem since I can remember an im only 29 i can only lay down on my right side at night I rarely get any sleep I want to try yoga but I really dont have the time im so busy is their any other tip or tips I can get to try an control this problem
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replied September 19th, 2015
Prioritize health
It is important to take care of your body. You may be really busy, but even 5-10 minutes of stretching and/or yoga every day can make a big difference. There is no quick pill to just "fix" your hips. If you want to see any positive change, I recommend prioritizing exercise. You don't have to work out for hours to see visible change.olo
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