What can be passed off as a pulled hip muscle may actually be something called hip impingement. Dr. John McDonald, orthopedic surgeon at Texas Orthopedics, says it commonly occurs in teenagers during their peak growth years, between 12 to 15 years old, although the painful symptoms may not be experienced for several years. Yet, without treatment the hip impingement could lead to arthritis later in life.
Watch Dr. McDonald’s interview with KVUE to learn more about this commonly misdiagnosed hip injury among teenagers.
If you’re experiencing sharp pain in one or both of your hip joints, contact Texas Orthopedics at (512) 439-1001 to book a consultation.