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Pain in hip joint, popping sound on walking, sports injury. X-ray normal. Treatment?

My 12 year old son had to leave his tackle footbal game with pain in his hip joint following being tackled. I took him to the ER and he was x-rayed and we were told it was fine. the day after he is having popping in his hip joint with every stride while walking. How should I proceed or what type of specialist should I see?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM
The pain may be due to muscle pull or any bone injury.
In any situation it will take few days to relieve so dont worry too much.
Xrays are usually normal in initial phase of trauma. If not reliverd pain at all than consult orthopedician and go for MRI Hip , as it will diagnose the definately,
Thanking you.
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Ahmed Elsheikh's  Response
make MRI for hip joint first.may be there is inflamation due to more effort .he should begin physiotherapy sessions with doctor of physical therapy for hip JT (strengthening exercices and stretch ex and electrotherapy(ultra sound_interferrential current for knee joint_faradic current for quadri ceps muscles) and take medication uder orthopaedic specialist
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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