Seeing him at the end of this week so I'll let you know how it goes Mingo. Refreshing to hear he wasn't pushy. Are you still wearing the orthotics you had before you saw him or has he suggested ditching them altogether??
Thanks for your thoughts YB. Definitely not a friend of the physio, basically the physio has been through same process as me (seen a couple of 'recommended' podiatrists who are more local but, frankly, didn't live up to their billing!) so saw Paul who sorted them out.
Having problems with various injuries which have been ongoing now for 3 years or so. I wear custom-made orthotics which physio thinks are the problem and has recommended me to go and see a podiatrist near Portsmouth called Paul Harradine.
Just interested to know if anyone has seen him and what results you had If he prescribed any orthotics. It would be a long way for me to travel to see him but totally worth it if it sorts out the long term problems I have been having. Any comments would be really appreciated. Thanks.
Quick question for you parklife .. you mentioned some groin issues you had in your post above caused by a poor core which, following exercises prescribed by your physio, reduced to just the pain from the labral tear. How long did it take for the pain to improve once you started these exercises and, also, how long before it disappeared completely? Didn't have a good day yesterday pain-wise so you get a bit fixated as to whether this damn groin pain is ever going to go. Maybe I'm being impatient (no change there then!) as the physio has said she expects it to be at least the middle of this year before I'll be able to run. Thanks.
ps glad to hear you think your recovery is going OK. Better to take it steady and take a bit longer to heal properly than try to do too much too soon and pay the price!!
Hello everyone and a happy New Year!! Let’s hope 2013 is the year we all get back to doing what we really want to do. It has been a while since I last posted, I have had a sneaky peak a couple of times but didn’t want to bore you all with the seemingly never-endingness of my situation. Pipes, I’m v impressed that you are back running, you must be so pleased that you are back doing the thing you love even if it isn’t quite at the speed you long for at the moment. I’m just a little bit jealous if I’m honest with you!!
So for an update – beware, it’s long, very long …. well for those that don’t know, I had a second hip arthroscopy on my right hip in April 2012 (the first was done in 2004) with Mr Villar and, reading back this thread, basically had the same done as Parklife (including the flap bit which, yes, they do apparently stick back to the bone using glue!!) It was in the same place as Parklife and Dav0 as well. The only difference was that my impingement was caused by a lump of fatty tissue as opposed to bone, so no bone shaving for me! Anyway, surgeon’s office pleased with progress at 6 week post op check-up but suggested more work was needed on glutes. So did more glutes exercise under guidance from physio. 2 weeks afterwards in late May got an intense ache in RHS groin to be followed by a less intense ache in LHS groin about a month after that.
Surgeon’s office determined it to be illiopsoas tendontitis and bursitis so I stopped all exercises for a period of about 4 months (as everything seemed to aggravate it) in the hope it would clear up – this included having a jab of steroid into the illiopsaos sheath at the end of July but made no difference to the pain levels. Desperation, in terms of both the level of pain, and an inability to sit down, sent me back to see the surgeon in mid-Sept and we agreed that I should try introducing some exercises for a couple of months, monitor the pain levels and if no improvement be booked in firstly, for a jab of steroid guided by xray directly into the bursa (at this stage I could quite clearly feel what felt like fluid sacs both sides which hurt more on flexion), and if still no change then a more major op which would remove the bursa and look at the same time to do a soas release if needed.
I have to say that the thought of more surgery just frightened me silly, not least the additional complications that could arise and also the logistical nightmare of looking after my 5 year old son whilst on crutches for a period of time again.
I had a particularly bad week in early November when I decided enough was enough so having spoke to Mr Villar’s office, sourced a new physio (I hadn’t seen my existing physio since June, deeming it to be pointless) who I started to see at the end of November. She’s taken a completely different approach paring everything back. Interesting, she doesn’t think the pain stems from the illiopsoas specifically, but is being caused by a severe muscular imbalance resulting from the two hip scopes, childbirth (I ran throughout my whole pregnancy) and long term back problems from 2 decades of competitive racket sports that were never resolved. She also identified a lateral pelvic tilt which is hopefully now corrected but only served to add to the imbalance. I have little glute functionality, non-existent core muscles which, along with the tilt, resulted in overloading the hip muscles / tendons causing the groin pain. Ramping up the glutes exercises was the straw that broke the camel’s back!
So Dav0, your post above is of great interest to me. It is great to hear that you are feeling better and your hip is feeling stronger as