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Treatment for hip dysplasia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hey, um, i have hip dsyplashia(sp) and i was wondering, what is hip
displacia(sp) anyway, and what does it do? does t make u non-flexiable? or something like that? see, i was adopted when i was 18 monthes old. and where i was located before i was adopted was a small small orphanage, and so i couldnt move around much. my mother tells me thats why i have hip dysplashia. i just want to find out more about this, and i am also wondering if their is a a treatment for it. please respond. thanks!
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hip Dysplasia is a term which refers to a hip joint problem. It is caused due to an abnormal malformation of the hip joint.
Doctor :   Here the abnormality is a structural abnormality, which causes restriction in the joint mobility.
User :   uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, huh? sorry, i'm only 13
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I'l explain to you in very simple words, if you do not understand at any point of the time, you may ask me.
User :   ok, thanks.
Doctor :   The hip joint is the junction of the thigh bone and the pelvis bone.
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   okay
Doctor :   Follow this link to know how a hip joint looks like.
Doctor :   The structure is the same in all individuals.
User :   okay
Doctor :   This structure is the reason, why one can freely move the hips without getting seperated.
User :   okay.
Doctor :   If there is a slight abnormality in this exact structure, it can either cause reduced hip joint movements or
Doctor :   the hip joint can get seperated.
User :   is that hip displacia?
Doctor :   Hip dysplasia is one such condition where the structure of the hip joint gets abnormal.
Doctor :   This leads to reduced movement of the hips.
User :   so is that why i cant do cart wheels with my friends?
User :   and stretch really good?
User :   (like, i cant reach my toes when i tretch)
User :   stretch*
Doctor :   Probably yes, this may be the reason.
User :   is there a treatment for it?
Doctor :   Any movement which requires the hip joint will be restricted.
Doctor :   Yes, treatment is available.
Doctor :   Since you have grown up, it can be treated by surgery alone.
Doctor :   What kind of surgery that you would need will be told to your parents only, if you meet an doctor, a bone specialist, whom we call an orthopedician.
Doctor :   He would check you up and then decide on the treatment.
Doctor :   I would advice you not to get disheartened by the problem you have.
Doctor :   Your parents will be knowing about when to go about in treating your condition.
User :   surgery??? sorry, but i sorta got sugeryphobia. lol. i'm always afraid to get too hurt where i'll have to get surgery. hmm, but i also ride my horse every days. my mother was told that phsyical therepy could help. we started when i was 3 just to maybe try to help my flexibilty, but it became that i am riding my OWN horse 10 years later, and jumping, and such. is this true that activitys like these can help?
Doctor :   Physical therapy will prevent serious deformities from setting up.
Doctor :   If you are able to perform more than 90% of the functions, then you may not need surgery.
Doctor :   You will benefit from physical therapy alone.
Doctor :   And like I said, do not get disheartened.
User :   so your saying, if i ride my horse a lot, the displasia would just go away?
Doctor :   There are children who are not able to just stand with this kind of problems, and you in the other hand are able to walk and hop around.
Doctor :   So your parents have done a great job with you.
User :   i know. i feel very lucky. i know i am lucky. i am not disheartned. i just find this intersting
Doctor :   This is a problem which can be corrected by surgery alone, but with good physical therapy as it has been done with you,
Doctor :   you can be able to lead a life almost like one who do not have this dysplasia.
Doctor :   Do you understand what I am trying to say.
User :   yes i do. thank you
Doctor :   If you can move around without any difficulties, you can be normal even if there is a dysplasia around the hip joint.
Doctor :   Do you want to ask me any other queries, about this condition.
User :   nope,i think thats it! thanks so much for your means a lot.thanks again! :)
Doctor :   No, thank your parents for the love and affection that they have provided to you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
Doctor :   HI
User :   hi
Doctor :   Yes, do you have any other query that you want me to assist?
User :   yes, um, i had this question. see, i can run the mile at my school usually under 7-8 minutes. but this year, when i ran, i got this severe cramp in my rib cage it seemed. and i did all the stretches and all before the mile, and i couldnt run the mile so i had to walk the last 3 laps. any idea what it was?
User :   and my total time as 12 minutes something
Doctor :   For how long did you experience the cramps?
User :   um, i dont know. like i got it after the second lap, so approxiamply after 3 minutes into the mile. and i when i walked, it went away, so when i went to go run, it came back
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I shall explain.
User :   and its weird because i've never had them before throught out the mile. i'll have them for about 2 seconds, and its go away before.
User :   (in prevouis years i mean)
Doctor :   It is not a major concerning problem.
User :   it's not? i felt like i couldnt breathe!
Doctor :   When the muscles are exercised rigorously, there is deposition of a waste product called creatinine in the muscles.
Doctor :   This along with the loss of fluids causes the pain in the muscle.
User :   yes, but i take track on saturdays and tuesdays, and i've ran the mile, no sprinted the mile before, and it never happened
Doctor :   This pain in the rib muscles is what that causes restriction of breathing.
Doctor :   Once when the muscles get rested, the waste product gets removed by the blood and the hydration returns and the pain would go away.
Doctor :   It can occur specifically when it is a hot day and humid day, when you are sweating more.
Doctor :   So that depends on the condition of the weather, and the amount of strain you put in.
Doctor :   So it may not happen every day.
Doctor :   Do you follow what I am saying?
User :   but it wasnt hot. or humid. maybe around 50 ish f. in the morning
User :   and i always have a pattern. jog first, then sprint second, then run third, then jog fourth, then sprint last
User :   (as in laps)
Doctor :   Like, I said, it depends on various factors, the weather, the amount of hydration, the severity of the exercises.
Doctor :   So if any of this is below the standard, then they can occur.
User :   i drank like, 2 poland springs in 1st and 2nd peroid. gym was 3rd peroid
Doctor :   I am explaining to you the causes why muscle cramps occur.
Doctor :   Most often are caused by these factors.
User :   oh, ok. now i get it.
User :   oh! i missed something you wrote! sorry! ok, now i get it
Doctor :   However, there are certain occasions even inspite taking good hydration and proper stretching the pain can occur.
Doctor :   You can prevent such cramps from occuring again, by
Doctor :   1. Drinking plenty of water, with electrolytes before the start of running and if required during the race.
Doctor :   2. And performing the stretching exercises before the race.
Doctor :   If you can do both these, then there are more chances that these cramps will not occur.
Doctor :   This is the same reason why atheletes keep sipping water during the start of the race.
Doctor :   Do you follow what I am explained to you?
Doctor :   * I have explained?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yup! ok! thanks! thanks! G2G
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that you want me to assist you with?
User :   nope, i'm good!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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