My 13 yr old dd has been having hip problems. It hurts most when she first wakes up in the morning. Sometimes it will make a popping noise. And her hips feel like there is not enough cartilage or muscle there because they are very bony. She isn't limping and the pain isn't too intense, but somedays it hurts more than others. She did break her hip a few years ago. A piece of bone broke off her hip when she got up off the floor. I don't know if the problems now are related to that, or maybe she had some kind of undiagnosed condition that caused it to break back then and is causing the pain now. Any ideas on this? I need to take her to the ped or an orthopedist but the symptoms are so vague sometimes that I'm afraid they will give me the brushoff. Does anyone know anything about this kind of problem? And any suggestions on how to present this to the dr so I can get her some help and they won't treat me like an overreactive mom?