Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SO HIP IT HURTS - Large Labral Tear in Left Hip





When I'm in pain, I make a 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 posts (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!


The 5 Most Important Things to Know When Having Hip Arthroscopy
andrewwolffmd.com/the-5-most-important-things-to-know-when-having-a-hip-arthroscopy/

Labral Tear and Hip Arthroscopy 101
runningforbling.com/about-me/labral-tear-and-hip-arthroscopy-101

Top Five “Must Haves” for Hip Labral Surgery (plus 2 bonus tips)
gingergarner.com/top-five-must-haves-hip-labral-surgery-plus-2-bonus-tips/

Labral Hip Tear/FAI Surgery Recovery Checklist
thepurposeofpain.blogspot.com/2013/01/labral-hip-tearfai-surgery-recovery.html

Patient Perspective & Surgery Essentials: Hip Labrum Repair / FAI Surgery
inspirepersonaltraining.net/blog/torn-hip-labrumfai-my-surgery-essentials-perspective

My Experience with Arthroscopic Hip Surgery to repair a torn labrum and FAI
hiparthroscopic.wordpress.com/

HIP, HIP, HIP HURRAY – Recovering from a Hip Arthroscopy!
heartlandsphysio.co.uk/hip-hip-hip-hurray-recovering-from-a-hip- arthroscopy/

Hip: Post Hip Arthroscopy Rehab Phase 1 & 2
raynersmale.com/blog/2016/12/14/post-hip-arthroscopy-rehabilitation-phase-1-2

Hip Arthroscopy Recovery Journal
whiggy-hiprecovery.blogspot.com/

My Painful Hip Surgery Journey and Recovery
fit4females.com/my-painful-hip-surgery-journey/

A Tale of Two Hips
courtenaymcfadden.com/blog/2018/2/6/a-tale-of-two-hips

The Ending of One Chapter
courtenaymcfadden.com/blog/2018/5/31/the-ending-of-one-chapter

Hips and Needles
hipsandneedles.wordpress.com/

Labral Tear, Don't Care
labralteardontcare.wordpress.com/

Labral Tear Repair Surgery - Post-Op Weeks 5-6
susanruns.com/2016/10/08/labral-tear-repair-surgery-post-op-weeks-5-6/

Bilateral Labral Tear Surgery - The Return to Running Update
susanruns.com/2017/01/22/bilateral-labral-tear-surgery-the-return-to-running-update/

Fueling for the Long Run: Keep Calm, Eat Well, Run Strong
fuelingforthelongrun.com/hip-labrum-repair-1-week-post-op/

Stepping Stones After Surgery
jackiesjourneysite.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/stepping-stones-after-surgery/

That's All She Wrote
jackiesjourneysite.wordpress.com/2017/05/09/thats-all-she-wrote/

Return to Running After FAI Surgery Program
trailstoke.com/return-to-running-after-fai-surgery-program/

FAI Surgery - Reflections on the First 6 Weeks
trailstoke.com/fai-surgery-recovery-reflections-on-the-first-6-weeks/

Another FAI Blog: One person's experience with Femoroacetabular Impingement
anotherfaiblog.wordpress.com/

My Torn Labrum - Hip Surgery
aprilcz.blogspot.com/

From Injury to Ironman: The Road Ahead
saltandcarbon.com/2016/12/08/from-injury-to-ironman-the-long-road-ahead/

From Injury to Ironman: 5 1/2 Months Post-Op Road Block
saltandcarbon.com/2017/05/06/from-injury-to-ironman-23-weeks-almost-6-months-post-op-road-block/

High rate of return to running following arthroscopic hip surgery
sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314081637.htm

Tips for Recovering Patients Following Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
hss.edu/hip-pain-center-rehabilitation.asp

Endurance Athlete Back in Action After Hip Surgery
rushinperson.rush.edu/2016/10/24/endurance-athlete-back-in-action-after-hip-surgery/

How Surgery Helped Heal Athlete’s Hip Impingement
rushinperson.rush.edu/2016/11/01/how-surgery-helped-heal-athletes-hip-impingement/

Hip Arthroscopy & recovery - A Patients Perspective: for femoral acetabular impingement with labral tear
arthroscopyofhip.wordpress.com/about/apatientsperspective/recoverytimeline/

A Runner's Guide to Hip Impingement
runnersworld.co.uk/a-runners-guide-to-hip-impingement

Triathlete can recover from hip labral tear
beginnertriathlete.com/cms/article-detail.asp?articleid=2810

Return to running after arthroscopic hip surgery
semanticscholar.org/paper/Return-to-running-after-arthroscopic-hip-surgery%3A-a-Kraeutler-Anderson/df05d1da08d3e1a0ca116db671a66514cc361092

Athlete’s Six Year Battle with Pain Ends after Hip Surgery
health.ucsd.edu/news/features/Pages/2012-08-21-hip-surgery-golding.aspx

Patient Testimonial - Hip Surgery
ryanmiyamotomd.com/patient-testimonials-pl250/christy-p4150.html


P.S. Special thanks to Mark Remy, Real Dumb Runner, for making me laugh. ;-)