Author Topic: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia  (Read 3114 times)

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2021, 09:17:00 am »
One week on - I think the hip is basically back to how it was before.  Slightly less clunky, but slightly more groin pain (which is my main symptom). I didn't ride on the weekend as I wanted to take it easy after my covid jab. Hopefully the weather will be good this weekend and I can try it then (though given walking hurts I'm not hopeful).

I saw the physio today - he has essentially run out of stuff for me to do! My hip flexibility has improved, the various things I'm supposed to strengthen are stronger, my balance is OK, so he's essentially going to wait until the docs have seen me and decided what they want to happen next.

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2021, 09:35:17 am »
I sent an email to the docs asking if they wanted to bring my appointment forward, given the injection had been. They declined. :(
In other mixed news, I'd not done much except my physio exercises all week, and I was beginning to feel like my hip was actually OK.  A short (3000 steps or so) walk with my daughter disproved that, and now it's sore again. :(

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #52 on: April 25, 2021, 12:09:41 pm »
They encouraged me to ride my bike and see how it was, so today I went for a half hour ride (first time on a bike since November).
No change really - the hip flexor got a bit tight but then seemed to loosen off, the groin got more sore as the ride went on and it and the lower ab are still sore a couple of hours later. :(

I'm utterly fed up with the whole process. If it were just cycling, I'm at the point where I'd give up and do something else. But walking etc are just too fundamental to stop.

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2021, 09:53:25 am »
Duncan I wonder if you have seen this? https://cyclinguphill.com/personal-experience-of-fai-what-worked/ sounds very similar to your pain and obviously the same area.  Might give you some extra ammunition to push towards trying something different.

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2021, 10:18:24 am »
Duncan I wonder if you have seen this? https://cyclinguphill.com/personal-experience-of-fai-what-worked/ sounds very similar to your pain and obviously the same area.  Might give you some extra ammunition to push towards trying something different.
Thanks for that link - I hadn't seen it. It sounds very similar to my situation and diagnosis, except I have no labral tear. I'm actually seeing the same group of doctors at the Nuffield, and reading between the lines I've been following the same path as Tejvan (MRI, physio, hip injection). I'm really not keen on the surgery, and I'm still unconvinced that the cam is the root cause given I can basically trace the start of my symptoms to resuming training after a significant foot injury, but I will wait and see what they have to say at my appointment in June. I'm going to continue with my physio exercises, though I don't think they will help with the FAI they should make me stronger and more flexible (it's basically the same as going to the gym).
There are loads of resources out there about FAI, some recommending surgery, others not - this one seems one of the most vociferous about treating it as a muscle issue rather than a bone structure one https://www.thefaifix.com/ I've watched a lot of their videos with the requisite seasoning, but their mindset meshes with the way I think about it, so I may explore their program before surgery if that is what is suggested as the next step by the consultant.

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2021, 10:23:54 am »
It is not an area of the body I know anything about but I have followed Tejvan for quite a few years through his pain and now out the other side. He seems very approachable from what I read.
Good luck.

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2021, 10:35:04 am »
Thank you.
I'll definitely read out to Tejvan and see if he can give me any pointers. He only posted that yesterday, so that explains why I didn't see it in my googling earlier this year. Reading between the lines in the conclusions it sounds like he tried the program I linked to as well.

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Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2021, 06:36:45 pm »
Hip stuff does seem to be prone to mixed diagnostic outcomes. I have FAI associated with hip dysplasia and my surgeon suspects I have a labral tear on the right side at least. Many of the folk in my FB hip dysplasia community (amazingly well moderated, so not shit) have had years of issues, various misdiagnoses etc and only when they got sent to young hip specialists did anything get untangled.

Matches my experience, I've had classic symptoms my ENTIRE life but they have been missed by several clinicians including orthopods and physios (admittedly arm specialists x2 who really ought to have sent me to leg bods). Young adult hip service in Birmingham's ROH were very quick to spot the issues, helped by them reading my pre-provided history and probably a sneaky (encouraged by me) google of my syndrome.

Re: Hip Impingement was Re: Inguinal Hernia
« Reply #58 on: April 27, 2021, 01:20:14 pm »
I agree, my hip issues started in circa 2004, there is a family history of hip problems and my joint became very clicky and sore. Initial investigations were cursory and inconclusive but because I had coping strategies it went no further.
When I had a further flair up in 2010, I finally managed to get to a orthopod who was comparatively young and got the MRIs, FAI and a suspected Labral tear. By the end of 2011 conservative management had failed and I did have the arthroscopy. Surgery showed that there was no Labral tear but I have to say that removing the cam and cleaning out the joint was highly successful.

I agree that subsequent issues have probably been caused by overly tight muscles and are a good reminder to continue the various stretches and core exercises.