William Brady, DC
Correct, if the orthotic places the hip in a position where it loads the labrum/chondral damage then it will make it worse. However, her report of feeling better wihtout them for one day carries little weight. We would need to see a pattern. Also, since it’s worse 1st thing in AM then walking/orthotics are less of a factor. Did you have the radiologist look for cam or pincer?