I'm a sixteen-year-old girl, and a few days ago my right hip starting clicking a lot, and more recently it started hurting sometimes, and today it has been hurting all the time; whether I'm standing, sitting or lying down. I do spend hours on end at a computer and I think I sit awkwardly so this could have caused it, but it's worrying. Could you offer me any help please? Thank you.
There are many things that can cause hip pain for individuals, including muscle injuries, inflammation, an infection, or bone or joint problems. Without knowing more about your medical history, specifics of your symptoms, and being able to conduct a physical exam, it would be impossible for TeenHealthFX to give any kind of accurate diagnosis of the situation. That said, FX thinks that it is important for you to schedule an appointment with your doctor or with an adolescent medicine specialist so that the cause of your pain and the clicking noise can be determined. Once the problem is identified you can get advice as to how to treat these symptoms and prevent them from occurring in the future.
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Since you mention spending so much time working on the computer, it is very important to be aware of you posture, as well as to ensure that your computer is set up in a particular way so that you can prevent any negative impact to your body. TeenHealthFX suggests that you look at the following site, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons to learn how to properly sit at the computer.