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Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims, U.S. Licensed Physician
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My right leg occasionally feels as though it pops out of joint

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My right leg occasionally feels as though it pops out of joint - but not quite. After that it is very weak and I feel as though I cannot rely on the leg.

On occasion in the morning it is difficult to sit up in bed and when I attempt to run for tennis or some sport it simply is non responsive. If I rest it improves very little and seems more and more prone to going out on me.

What can I do to strengthen the muscles or in some way improve the situation?

Dr Brims :

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Dr Brims :

Is it your knee or your hip?

Customer:

More like the inner side of my groin where the femur connects to the illium I think. The entire leg feels like it is hanging on with no real support...

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

Dr Brims :

You may be experiencing recurrent hip dislocations, this is very dangerous and it could lead to a fracture of your hip

Dr Brims :

I would advise you to have an x ray of this as soon as possible if it happens again

Dr Brims :

I would recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for this

Dr Brims :

If it is simple, it may be improved upon with physical therapy, but there is a chance it will require surgery, and only an x ray and an exam can determine the necessary treatment and next best step

Customer:

would there be a lot of pain if that were the case?

Dr Brims :

There usually would be pain, but there are cases where patients have no pain

Customer:

Would a visit to my primary physician be sufficient before seeing a surgeon?

Dr Brims :

Yes, you can see your primary physician first

Customer:

I guess it is not likely to just go away then? Or get better?

Dr Brims :

I doubt that it will just go away

Customer:

Thank you for your advice.

Dr Brims :

You're quite welcome

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