Is it possible that you have hip impingement caused by the way your hip joint is put together. A big ball or a shallow socket can cause minor imperfections in the way this ball-and-socket joint operates. These minor imperfections add up over time, no trauma or injuries necessary. I would discuss this possibility with your orthopedist, it is an emerging diagnosis that he/she may not be aware of. A joint preservation specialist may be able to save your hip joint from having to be replaced in the future.
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
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