I have seen good results from surgery for this when patients have failed conservative care. Treatments usually focus on joint mobility through mobilization, soft tissue work to the posterior hip structures to improve mobility and minimize load transfer on the anterior structures, and progressive strengthening. I often see symptoms shift to the other side as it takes on more of the load due to pain. Now is a good time to shift methods to less irritating movements, and pursue other avenues of fitness that will also help this…..core, core, core. I’m sorry you have to deal with this, as it is sure to frustrate goals and plans. I hear many stories of postponed elective procedures that couldn’t come at a worse time.
I’ve been dealing with a hip injury for about a year now. I found out several months ago that I have femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and a labral tear in my right hip.
I tried extensive PT and rest for several months but that did not improve my pain and discomfort. I am now signed up to get surgery (which is delayed indefinitely, but might happen in early May) to repair my labrum and shave down the bump on my femur.
Unfortunately, I’m now feeling similar symptoms in my left hip and I can’t imagine having to get surgery on both hips. I can’t help but wonder if this pandemic is a sign that I shouldn’t get surgery after all.
What do you recommend to athletes who have this type of injury? What did they do to get themselves feeling better? What kind of tissue work, stretching, and strengthening did they do to make their hip healthy again? Did/do they have FAI?
I’m currently running about 20-30 miles a week and just dealing with the pain/discomfort. I’ve also recently started up my more PT exercises (namely the Myrtl routine and content from the FAI Fix) since I have some more time during quarantine.
I would greatly appreciate any ideas or help!
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