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Is my hip pain worth seeing a doctor for?

So I have dealt with my hip over the last six months. It is mainly an achy pain but it can feel like a crunch, which sounds like a loud crack, and its only gotten worse. Its really stiff and I've really noticed while I've done my yoga. It's particularly stiff in the morning as I get out of bed.
On top of all that it tends to get out a bit during shopping or long walks... so frustrating.

The issue is, I'm 22 years old and I don't remember doing anything to it in particular. What do you think it could be and do I need to speak to a doctor about it... I live in regional Australia.
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363281 tn?1518219421
Hello from across the pond, I live in New Zealand.

I am sorry you are having these issues with your hip. The first thought that came to my mind was a dislocated hip or impinged nerves in your lower back. In either event, I feel a good chiropractor could be of some benefit, I know mine helps me when I have those issues.

If you have a misalignment or pinched nerve, you certainly can have the pains you are having, a few adjustments should have you feeling better in no time.

Hope you feel better soon. God bless you.
1530171 tn?1448133193
Hi Jayne.
You must rule out an underlying condition called  femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI, which could be
exasperated by overdoing it in yoga, possibly unknowingly grinding the hip bones with the potential of causing joint damage and later developing osteoarthritis.
So please look up FAI and see if this makes any sense.
You are very young, but when premature wear of joints due to the extreme range of motion (often combined with impingement) is taking place over time, it can bring about  onset of arthritis of the hip, similar to arthritis affecting most people over 50.

SassyLassie also offered some good advice.
If you do consult with a chiropractor, find one who can also x-ray your hip, however MRIs are better in showing any hip damage from FAI.

Best wishes,
Niko
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