November 2nd, 2011

Yeah, I know I don't post much......

I have EDS hypermobility type; in addition, I have fibromyalgia, and of course I have early onset osteoarthritis. Two years ago I saw a chiro for a couple of visits. He told me my right hip was pulled partially out of the socket, and when he put it back in, as soon as I stood up and put weight on it it slipped back out again. Other than not sitting indian style and trying to stand square and walk square, he couldn’t do anything because the muscles have developed to hold the joint oddly.

So. I was at my pain management office last week, and mentioned to them yet again how much my right hip and upper thigh were hurting. She felt all around my hip and moved it, and confirmed that it’s partially out of socket and that the muscles are very, very tight in that area. She gave me flector patches to cut up and place on the sore area.

Has anyone else had this issue? Any idea what the next step would be? From what I’ve read, it’s very possible that the only two options would be either a hip replacement to correct the joint itself, or to cut and resuture the muscles and place me in rehab to learn to walk and sit properly so that the muscles relearn how to work correctly. Anyone??

Your opinion and discussions are welcome!