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i have never spoken to anybody else who has sufferd with perthes before im so happy i have found this site.
i suffred from perthes as a child i had to major operations had metal pins in my leg for a long time. around the age of 7 i i was told at the age of 7 or 8 i may need a hip replacement in my 20s or 30s am now 25 and up untill 20 i lead a completly normal life was very active played football all the time basketball went to the gym i had the ocasinal aches and pains but nothing that stoped me doing what i wanted. aroud 21 i started noticing my hip would stiffen up in the morning when i woke up and would have to kind of strach it about which was quite uncomfatbule for it to return to normal i didnt thing much of it really but gradualy month after month this started becoming more frequent and more stiff i also was getting discomfort when walking bending gernaly anything that involved moving my hip was becoming really umcomfy. im now 25 and its gotten a lot lot worse every morning i wake up and my lef is so stiff and has a very weird but seriously uncomfatuble aching pain and shooting pains running down to my kneee this can well over an hour and evern trying to streach dosent seem to help anymore! i used to limp because 1 leg is shoter than the other evern tho i was in no pain i walked with a limp now i have to limp everywhere because i cant put weight on my hip without it feeling like its going to collapse.
im hoping im not the only one who has been throught this in their 20s can anyone here relate to my story?
i have been to the orthopic hospital and i have just been told you still have a nice amount of cartalage on the actualy hip and as your still young we would sugest you tryy and hang on as long as you can, im so depressed about this all now i cant work and i dont claim any benifits due to fear of not been belived my family are great they help me out with money but its stoping me living my life :cry:
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