Awhile back, I had experienced hip pain in my left hip. I had a limp with my walk for awhile and it hurt really bad to stretch. Wanting to know what happened, I went in and talked to my doctor. He called for a hip x-ray, we did it, then he came back into the room with the results.
Nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary..except..he was baffled at the shape of both of my hip ball joints. They didnt seem to be worn down like a bad hip would get, the tissue and cartilage was all there, but the ball had a strange shape. Normally, it looks like if you'd cut a ping pong ball in half, all round and perfect, but mine, have a dip in them.
I havent experience the pain for a long period of time (only a day or two here and there) and Im just really curious to what it could be!
Heres an example (this is NOT the x-ray of my hip), its an example I photoshopped. The normal ball joint is on the left, the photoshopped example is on the right. http://i.imgur.com/3Wvu63e.jpg
To get a better idea, look at the top of this bone, its similar to that shape at the top apparently. http://i.imgur.com/c4Wa6Ah.jpg
Any ideas of whats going on?????