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What to do about my congenital hip dysplasia

I am new and I was born a breach and had congenital hip dysplasia on the left side. However, over the years I have developed a popping out of both hip joints. I wore a harness for about 6 weeks after birth so that my sockets would develop into the hip joint. I am healthy now and I have been jogging for neary two years. I also lift wieghts using both my arms and legs. I recently started to do yoga and I noticed that one of my legs (my right one) is longer than the other and I have a terribly time doing some of the poses that require me to hold me feet together. For example, I cannot cross my legs when I sit straight in a chair. I was wondering if it might be time for me to think about getting my hips examined my an orthopedist and if you have any suggestions about what I should ask and if I need to check for beginning signs of osteoarthritis?
Thank you,
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Hello Dear,

How old are you?
Has there been a previous surgery?
Congenital hip dysplasia is due to the abnormal hip joint socket articulation.
The harness is recommended for minimizing the impact of the problems and the subsequent symptoms. Less mobility or flexibility on one side is a typical feature of  Congenital hip dysplasia.
Chronic abnormality at the joint would lead to undue pressure and prone for osteoarthritis.
Surgery is unlikely of any great help.
Consult your physiotherapist and the orthopedic surgeon.
Take care

Avatar universal
Thank you Dr. Navneet,
I am 25 years old and I have never had any previous surgery on my hips. Thank you for the advice. I will contact an orthopedic surgeon to maybe get a checkup on my hips!
Kind Regards,
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Basically,I don't think you need any treatment without serious symptom,if something wrong ,then go to see doc,it's not too late.Some case I did in China as fellow:


Zak acupuncture for Lumbago merger adult congenital hip dislocation
by Zak on Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:13 pm

Z, female, 26 years old, left thigh and groin pain six months, when she was child, that is, at  beginning , bilateral lower extremity can not walking normal, no treatment. A year ago, begin to feel left thigh and groin sore and pain, affected walking, in the hospital diagnosed as: congenital hip dislocation, plan to operation, but patients did not agree.

Clinical examination: lumbar spine right convex, excessive lordosis, straight legs bending test, hand fingertip 5 cm from the ground, straight leg extension waist test was negative, straight-leg raising test negative. X-ray left congenital hip dislocation, highly sensitive point of tenderness in the left buttock and thigh roots .diagnosis: soft tissue damage in the outside spinal canal lead to left hip pain, combined with congenital dislocation of the hip.

Treatment: zak acupuncture
Results: After a period of treatment, pain relief, but, congenital hip dislocation still exist

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