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Hip and Knee Pain only on one side, worse when inactive

By Anonymous August 31, 2015 - 7:02am
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I have been having hip and knee pain for quite some time now on my left side. My hip sort of clicks when I walk - like it's almost coming out of socket.

I went to a few doctors about it including an orthopedist and a rheumatologist. They ran tons of blood work and took xrays and bone density scans - all normal. I do have autoimmune liver disease (PBC), lichen sclerosis (skin AI) and psoriasis (another skin AI). It's worse when I'm not moving as far as pain goes, but the clicking when I walk is pretty painful too. I'm 38 yrs old, of normal weight.

Any ideas to check into would be great!

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Hello Tammy,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us for advice and suggestions.

For the benefit of all our readers, primary biliary cirrhosis, or PBC, is a chronic, or long-term, disease of the liver that slowly destroys the medium-sized bile ducts within the liver.

Pruritus, or intense itching of the skin, often in the arms, legs and back. Other symptoms may include fatigue, jaundice, fluid build-up in the ankles and abdomen, and darkening of the skin and collection of fatty deposits in the skin around the eye. Jaundice, is an indication of how far the disease has progressed.

PBC can be ruled out as the cause of your hip and knee pain.

Lichen sclerosis is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin.

Articulation of the femoral joint or an issue with a tendon could explain the clicking sound in your hip,

A MRI of the hip would be the next diagnostic imaging study, if one has not been done.


August 31, 2015 - 8:54am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann,

Thank you for your reply. I have had an MRI - They said it looks normal. So did the Xray and bone scan. It's frustrating because this pain is definitely not normal....

Any other ideas?

Thank you,

August 31, 2015 - 12:13pm
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