Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SO HIP IT HURTS - Large Labral Tear in Left Hip

When my hip hurts I make a "pun-ny pain" playlist - at least I still have a sense of humor. ;-)  Although, to be honest, I'd rather be adding songs to my Philly Marathon training playlist. UGH! :-(

I've had intermittent pain in my hip for a while but I was able to keep running. When the pain became more frequent, I went to see a sports medicine doctor a couple weeks before the Boston Marathon. I had an MRI which found a bunch of problems including a large labral tear in my left hip. I tried physical therapy and one cortisone injection, which seemed to help for a while.

Unfortunately, the pain has returned with a vengeance. Over the past few weeks the pain has been so intense that I'm now considering arthroscopic surgery to repair the tear. I scheduled the surgery, but I'm still debating on whether or not I'll keep the appointment. Even though I'm currently unable to run (or walk or sit) without serious pain, the reality that I'd be completely unable to run for 3-6+ months if I had surgery is overwhelming. I'm grateful that a friend, who had a successful result from the surgery, has been brutally honest about the recovery progress. Yikes.

I've also been searching online and found many helpful articles and posts that I've listed below. One of the benefits of the intranet is easy access to LOTS of information. ;-)

Are you a runner with a labral tear in your hip(s)? If so, please share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments. Thanks for your help!

And, very special thanks to Mark Remy (Dumb Runner) for making me laugh. ;-)

For more information...

The 5 Most Important Things to Know When Having Hip Arthroscopy

Labral Tear and Hip Arthroscopy 101

Top Five “Must Haves” for Hip Labral Surgery (plus 2 bonus tips)

Labral Hip Tear/FAI Surgery Recovery Checklist

Patient Perspective & Surgery Essentials: Hip Labrum Repair / FAI Surgery

My Experience with Arthroscopic Hip Surgery to repair a torn labrum and FAI

HIP, HIP, HIP HURRAY – Recovering from a Hip Arthroscopy! arthroscopy/

Hip: Post Hip Arthroscopy Rehab Phase 1 & 2

Hip Arthroscopy Recovery Journal

My Painful Hip Surgery Journey and Recovery

A Tale of Two Hips

The Ending of One Chapter

Hips and Needles

Labral Tear, Don't Care

Labral Tear Repair Surgery - Post-Op Weeks 5-6

Bilateral Labral Tear Surgery - The Return to Running Update

Fueling for the Long Run: Keep Calm, Eat Well, Run Strong

Stepping Stones After Surgery

That's All She Wrote

Return to Running After FAI Surgery Program

FAI Surgery - Reflections on the First 6 Weeks

Another FAI Blog: One person's experience with Femoroacetabular Impingement

My Torn Labrum - Hip Surgery

From Injury to Ironman: The Road Ahead

From Injury to Ironman: 5 1/2 Months Post-Op Road Block

High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery

Tips for Recovering Patients Following Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Endurance Athlete Back in Action After Hip Surgery

How Surgery Helped Heal Athlete’s Hip Impingement

Hip Arthroscopy & recovery - A Patients Perspective: for femoral acetabular impingement with labral tear

A Runner's Guide to Hip Impingement

Triathlete can recover from hip labral tear

Return to running after arthroscopic hip surgery

Athlete’s Six Year Battle with Pain Ends after Hip Surgery

Patient Testimonial - Hip Surgery

One Week - Off to a great start

Labral Tear Recovery Update