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Popping sound from hip, pain on stretching, walking, joint protrusion. Treatment?

I went into the splits during dance and was very close to the ground and then in my hip something popped very loud. At first it didn t hurt much, my joints pop a lot because I dance so I didn t think much of it. But now it hurts to even touch my toes or do any kind of stretch . The pain is in the back of my butt in that joint. Sometimes when I get up from sitting it hurts to walk. I m not sure but the joint feels like it is protruding out more than my right hip... What happened and how can I fix it?
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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From the description you have given, we could be looking at a hip dislocation or a ligament tear as well. The only way to know would be to get a Xray of the pelvis done ( both AP and lateral views). Please do not ignore this. The head of the femur ( the thigh bone) has a precarious blood supply and such a dislocation (if not taken care of) can permanently damage this head leaving you in pain for a significant portion of your life.
Please see your GP and get a Xray done. if the Xray is normal, we would need a MRI to make sure that all is well.
If its a hip dislocation, you would need to see an orthopedic surgeon to get it fixed. Till then, some hot compresses and Tablet Motrin 1 tablet 2-3 times a day with food can be taken for pain relief.
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Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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