MI Unsalted wrote:
After 4 weeks of complete couch sitting I hit the pool yesterday. I've got that nagging burning hip pain now today. Is this to be expected?
The Dr. said that if I didn't heal up in 6 weeks that he might consider a labral tear along with the stress reaction. Should I be concerned that a labral tear is a true possibility or is it simply the stress reaction isn't healed up yet. There was an image in the MRI that he said could be a labral tear.
I've got 1 more week of crutches and then 2 weeks off crutches before Dr. follow up appt.
I was really hoping to get back in pool on a regular basis, but now I'm concerned that isn't an option either. There wasn't really pain while swimming. I did not push off the wall with the bad leg.
My main pain indicator is when lying on my back, there is pain in the front of the hip area when I lift my let up. I used to barely be able to make it lift. Then I could lift it with shooting pain. Now I can lift it with dull ache.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Labral tears often cause subtle hip instability and mechanical sensations (clicking, catching, giving way), as well as nocturnal pain. The torn flap is usually anterior and so when leaning forward the pain is worse, reducing ability to put on shoes or pants. External hip rotation becomes greater on the affected side (more "turn-out," as in dancing). Sorry to say that the flap has very limited capacity for self-repair, even with long-term unloading.