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Know more about hip dysplasia or hip pain

The hip is a type of ball-and-socket joint. In normal hips, the ball located at the top end of the thighbone (femur) is secured into the socket firmly, which is a component of the large pelvis bone. Children and babies that have developmental dysplasia of the hip has a joint that is not normally formed. The socket can be too shallow, or the ball tends to be loose within the socket, which causes it to become easily dislocated. Even though the condition might be present at birth, it could also present in the first year of the child’s life. Recent studies show that babies who have their legs tightly swaddled with their knees and hips straight are at an increased risk of developing this condition after they are born. As swaddling increases in popularity, parents need to learn how they can safely swaddle their infants. Understanding this will help the parent to make sure they make an informed decision on how to swaddle their little one. The last thing you want is a problem like hip dysplasia to develop as it can lead to delay in walking and crawling as well as back and hip pain and early joint replacement in the future!


How to Treat Developmental Dislocation of the Hip:


  1. Newborns Babies are placed into a soft device, known as the Pavlik harness, for a month or two to keep their thighbone in its socket. The brace is designed to hold the child’s hip in proper position while allowing free range of movement for the legs. If harness does not work, then operation is advised.

  2. When it comes to adults, they need regular treatments to maintain the hip such as osteopathy, physiotherapy, sport massage or acupuncture to help to maintain muscle tightness which occurs as a result of a hip problem.


Tips:


✔When there is a family history of dysplasia, infants are 30 times more likely to have hip dysplasia.

✔Genetics play a role in whether the child ends up with the condition, but it is not the direct cause.

✔Womb positioning causes an increased amount of pressure on the hips, which can stretch the ligaments. Babies that are in a breech position have a lot more stress on their left hip than they do on their right one, which is why the left hip is more affected. counterparts.

✔Girls will often have a lot more laxity than their male counterparts, so they are four to five times as likely to end up with dysplasia than boys are.

✔Infant hips are a lot easier to dislocate than that of an adult hip due to their pliable, soft cartilage. Adult hip sockets are hard bone.

✔ People with the hip problem develop a limp, may develop scoliosis. early wear and tear of other joints and back and knee pain!



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