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Hello havent written on here much but have posted messages to Pipes on FAI.
Started running 2006.
Started getting sore hip 2007
After one particularly hard long run gradually more and more painful running and gradual loss of flexibility for yoga which I have done for 10 years.
Eventually after trying to run through the pain, trying rest, trying Physio and Hydrotherapy after a year got appointment with consultant on NHS by moaning (or thats what it feels like!)
After MRA at Derby Royal on Feb 15th have to wait until July 30th to see the consultant to discuss results.
Hoping for some sort of diagnosis PT thinks it is FAI consultant not so convinced.
Been following you all on this thread since last summer, keeping me sane thanks.
Hope you end up getting some recompense for all the money you have had to shell out.
Such lovely afternoon on Friday and as we had been doing sport relief stuff at school had trainers on so whilst I was walking the dog I began to jog and kept going for about 15 mins didnt seem to hurt too much. Woke up Sat morn and can hardly walk but boy did it feel good whilst I was doing it. Feel like a naughty school girl, Ha Ha
Its great to hear that you postops are so positive.
We have just aquired a water rower from a friend gonna give that a try in a bit.
Take care everyone.
Had my hip arthroscopy 2nd March. Had cam osteoplasty and labral thermal shrinkage. Was suppose to be a day case, but the general anaesthetic made me to sick, and had to stay overnight. Travelled back on my own in a taxi and train! Not something I would do again. For about two weeks I did exercises to gain more range of motion. Difficult at first, but gradually got better. Had my stiches out 15th March. Surgeon really pleased with my progress. He suggested I could progress to strengthening exercises with a physiotherapist, which I am doing currently. Pain wise, there is some discomfort when I walk, and also after doing the exercises, which I was expecting. I am currently on 1600mg of Ibuprofen taken with Omeprazole.
Thanks for getting in touch. Charndon 5k is my PB course, and my club are often well represented, being as it is so close to Aylesbury. I really enjoy doing the Motavation races, probably more geared up for club runners, but that isnt a bad thing as far as I am concerned.
I had my operation at the Wellington Hospital, St Johns Wood. I am in the fortunate position of having private medical cover, which did fast track the process somewhat. It did take me about 18 months for it to be diagnosed though. Initially I went to Bisham Abbey, near Marlow, but I lost patience with them after a period of about 3 months. They put it down to functional weakness in my core, but I wasnt happy so I made my excuses. After trying a bloke at my club who is an osteopath, without much further success, he suggested going to Elite Physical Medicine in Aylesbury, and after seeing the guy in charge, Paul Thawley, he said I had a problem with my hip. I think they call it the Faber test, and that proved positive. So I got in touch with a guy called Rahul Patel, who did a few tests, and an X-ray. The results were inconclusive, so he suggested having an MRI, with contrast injection. Which did bring some relief. He concluded that the injection was a success, so would proceed with the operation. I believe the diagnosis was Cam impingement, and a small labral tear. The surgeon did say I could return to running, obviously take it very steadily. I also asked if there were any signs of osteoarthritis, which worried me, but he said he couldnt find any signs, which is good.
I havent set any goals yet, running of any kind would be good at the moment. Im looking long term to the next cross country season, whick will give me enough time hopefully to regain my fitness and strength.
Stay positive, hopefully you will get back running at some point. I know it can be frustrating sometimes!
Hello fellow hip people. Have been lurking on here for a while, and think I even posted a while back. Had my right hip arthroscoped 19 days ago and they found (and repaired) laberal tear as expected. Also found the labrum had come away from the bone so (in simple terms) stuck it back on. Had the same hip arthroscoped for a labral tear 8 years ago where they just simply repaired the tear. This time it was a new tear and they checked for any impingement at the same time. No bone impingement but they did find a mass of fatty tissue which would have caused pain as well as impingement, so this was removed.
Obviously I have had more done this time than last time round, but I really cannot remember being in this much pain the first time it was done. Have only just started to stop using crutches and I am continuing to take paracetamol to get through the day (have been taking Tramadol at night as well), last time I clearly remember not having to take any pain killers after leaving hospital. I would be interested to know how much pain other people had after their arthroscopies, once coming off crutches. I know everyone is different and it does significantly depend on what was done surgically, but suppose I am just looking for reassurance that all is normal. I did contact mmy surgeon's office last week to ask their advices. They said to ditch crutches as soon as I was comfortable without them, and expect to take pain killers for 6 to 8 weeks. I am sure I am worrying unnecessarily but you can't help but think is everything OK. BTW, I hate taking any tablets so maybe this is what is putting my mind in overdrive!!
Can I pick your brains here? I have lower back pain and have had it for 2 years now. I am trying to find out what it is via my GP as its been progressivly getting worse for almost 2 years now, it started off as a niggle and now its just painful! It started off and still to some degree feels like an irritation, I'd put it on a par with the intense irritation you get if you've ever gone to a womens bums and tums class and attempted to do the buttox clenches, nastily irritating!
Its now progressed and feels painful, its at the base of my spine just where the sacrum meets the lumber spine and also hurts on the outside top of the illiac crescent. It feels like its a joint issue as its made worse by movement and feels at its worst after having to lean backwards or curve my back upwards so things like walking and carrying things (where the spine curves), riding a bike, swimming breast stroke and yoga (the second series) it hurts like mad afterwards and can often hurt for a day or two if I don't rest.
It feels like a dull ache generally and all the time but following exercise feels more like I have been kicked very hard in a very small pinpointed area at two points just next to/around but not on, the base of my spine where my hip/illiac crescent is. Leaning forwards helps, leaning from side to side helps in a different way because it can help to stretch it out but it only partially helps because now aside from the irritation feeling there is the added ache/pain its now become.
I am also hyper mobile which apparently puts me at risk of osteoarthritis and so after my GP sent me to a physio who basicly said he didn't know and sent me back to my GP, my GP just said it was regular back pain, palmed me a few prescriptions for heavy duty pain killers and sent me off. I am not happy to live the rest of my life between tramadol and coedine so went back and asked to be referred to a rhumatoid doctor to see if it was osteoarthritis. They ran an MRI which showed up nothing and I have been told its not osteoarthritis though am not sure if I believe that!
So my question: what does a F.I feel like and do you think my symptoms sound like something similar to what you have experienced?
Hi Sue. Thanks for your reply. Has put my mind at rest that ongoing pain is quite normal after this sort of surgery. My pain seems to vary day by day, yesterday was pretty bad so replied on the pills, today has been much better and I haven't needed any. I read with interest that you have been on the exercise bike. My rehab protocol says that I can do this from the 2 week point but I am holding back a bit - don't want to push too much too soon (my physio keeps reminding me of the tortoise and the hare story!!), but thought I might try bunging my mountain bike on the turbo this weekend, with low resistance, and see what aftereffects there are. Do you get any pain whilst on the bike, or afterwards?
BTW, agree with your point about the crutches! Handy to lean on and take strain off the hips if chatting, also I have found useful at children's parties. My little boy had a couple of parties at the weekend and all the little kiddies kept a wide berth, leaving me lots of peace!!
Don't suppose you're tried icing your groin area have you since the op? Did it a couple of times about a week ago when I remembered, after physio at hospital had suggested it (and then I had subsequently forgotten to do as soon as I got home). Haven't done since, not sure what impact it would have 3 weeks after op. Anyway, hope your recovery is going well, always nice to have comments from others going through the same thing. I'm treating myself to a road bike once I feel rehab'ed enough to give it a test ride (partic as consultant said I needed to do less weight bearing stuff once up and running (hopefully ) again). Nothing beats running for me but suppose it adds a bit more interest to the rehab to try something I've never done before.