Hip Pain In Adolescents And Children
What is it?
- Hip pain, in children can have a number of causes such as irritable hip, a slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE) or Perthes disease.
- Irritable hip, the cause of the pain is unknown and the child grows out of this with skeletal maturity.
- Perthes disease is a loss circulation and subsequent erosion of the head of the hip bone (common at 4-10 years old).
- A SUFE is where the head thigh bone ‘slips’ down from the neck at the growth plate (common at 12-15 years old).
Both Perthes and a SUFE are quite serious conditions and require Specialist management
What do I look for ?
- Loss of movement of the hip joint.
- Pain in the groin, buttock of even radiating into the knee region.
- Pain with walking, running, squatting, jumping, kneeling and/or kicking
What causes it?
- Often unknown.
When do I see someone for help?
Your LifeCare Practitioner will be able to provide an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate management plan
Often this problem can require a Sports Medicine Doctor, Physiotherapist, and/or Podiatrist to assist.
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The hip joint is formed by the head of the femur (thigh bone) and the acetabulum of the pelvis (a concave dome shaped area in the pelvic bone).
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