Rebecca - I think those twinges are normal as things take a while to settle - I still get them from time to time, although I always worry that the labrum has torn again. Hope you've managed to get out and about, and possibly even a bit of driving.
Moozer - hope you're enjoying your week in the sun. Have you had the other side checked for FAI/ tear yet? It's probably just muscle compensation/ weakness, as you say...but it's not impossible that you have similar issues on the other side. A number of us on here have had both hips done. Hope the symptoms disappear with ongoing stretching/ massage.
Parklife - not sure if it's wise or not but hip feels better than it has done recently with the increased exercise/ running. It's not sore at all when I run (except for nagging aches after about 5.5 miles, on the rare occasions I go out that far). Plus, I'm really enjoying the feeling of getting out of breath again. I ran for my club in the county relays on Sunday, which gave me the euphoric feeling that I've missed for the past 2.5 years.
Like you, I went to spectate at a marathon on Monday. Mine was in Milton Keynes. I didn't feel bitter; like you, I started thinking about the possibility (in a few years) of doing that race. I really hope your couple of days without limp/ discomfort is a sign that things are slowly getting to a point where you can consider some sort of running again.
Hello everyone. Sorry I've neglected posting on here for a while. I was following your posts and thinking of those who were having operations. There was nothing really new that I could post - not much running, hips niggly, busy at work etc. Had the injection in my left side a couple of months ago and it didn't really make any difference. Saw the surgeon for my 6 month post-op on my right side and he wants to do another MRI with dye and block injections, due to the ongoing pain in certain positions. So it's a bit more waiting for me.
Having said that, I've had a couple of weeks of being able to run surprisingly pretty pain-free - I even managed a parkrun at the weekend. Think part of it might be that I've had more time to do core work, especially for the glutes, and I've been treating myself to sports massages and an osteopath treatment. I'm still stiff afterwards, but don't have the same sharpness and limpiness post-run that I had in January.
Sorry to hear that your update isn't more positive, parklife. I have a similar thing on the inside of my left thigh, which is agony when massaged. Strangely, I don't have it on my right side, although that is painful when massaged on the outer side. I know what you mean about watching parkrun, which is why Saturday's run meant so much to me. I really hope things start to ease for you in the next couple of months - it's still relatively early days in your recovery, as Moozer said.
When I bought my 'Grid' foam roller a year ago, I thought it would be one of those things that gets used for a week, then stuck in the back of the cupboard. I actually use it every day.
How's everyone else's recovery? Rebecca? Moozer? Hope you've recovered from your trek to the marathon, loverunning.
Hello everyone. I've had a chesty virus for a couple of weeks so no running. The hips haven't been happy with the total lack of exercise, but I'll be back on it soon. I have my injection on my left hip on Friday week. I can't really decide what I think about that yet as things weren't too bad on that side when running...but the dilemma is not as significant as the whole 'op or no op' decision, so I'll go ahead as planned.
How are you doing now, loverunning? Are you home? Hope the pain is manageable. The news seems to have been relatively good. I hope the right hip copes ok with being the main side - I found it a bit tougher than I'd expected on the side that had been operated earlier, especially when I went back to work. Take care.
Hope the pre-op goes smoothly, Moozer, and nothing stands in your way of surgery in 2 weeks. Fingers crossed the damage is minimal and dealt with during surgery. As parklife says, they can't really tell the extent of the damage until they get in there. But at least you know you've done your best to keep it minimal. I couldn't run while waiting for my 2nd op as I kept visualising the cartilage being torn with every stride! It wasn't like that before my first op, so I kept running (a bit) and probably caused a bit of damage to side that develops symptoms later and much more quickly.
Hi Linz Wragg - must be frustrating for you to feel that pain again. How do you feel about having surgery if the injections don't give longer term relief?
parklife - I hadn't heard of an injection during surgery that wears off after 4 weeks. I guess they know what they put in and how it's likely to affect you. And at least it gives you an answer for that pain and allows you to carry on with the exercises. Stay positive about the future prospects for running, even if you may have to reassess the type of running you do. It may just take a while.
Rebecca Stanley 2 - it was ages before I got my first surgery date - had the consultant appointement late April and got surgery late December (after cancellations in October and November). The second time, it was much better as they put me down as an 'urgent' case - appointment in June, surgery in September. I think other people have had better waiting experiences than me. Hope your op date comes soon, as it's always easier when you have a specific time to focus on.
Hi to Dav0 and Bumble1. Interested to hear your suspected illiopsoas tendonitis story as well Bumble1. Your new physio sounds clued up - how's it going now? Have you had to avoid glute exercises? I really hope you don't have to go through any further surgery with this issue.
Hello to anyone I've missed. Would love to hear from mrmoosehead, who has his ops just before mine and was doing some running last time he was on here.