BadAngle41 Posted April 11, 2018 Share Posted April 11, 2018 Having finished up the competitive season, it's finally time to get some things fixed. Before I go into what I'm having done and all the medical jargon let me describe what I was feeling... Significant reduced range of motion in my left hip (like there is a doorstop keeping me from outward extension/rotation) Increased soreness in my left knee (worth noting is that I have had an ACL reconstruction and scoping to remove radial tears to the medial meniscus in this knee) Increased soreness in my left ankle and a more pronounced "pigeon toe" I had gone to an ortho who had most recently scoped my right knee which also had some radial medial meniscus tears about 18 months ago, who suggested some physical therapy after viewing some xrays. Didn't help at all and I just wasn't confident in their understanding of what I was feeling. They kept focusing on my knees and I just knew that wasn't the issue. So I went to another ortho group for a second opinion. After more initial xrays, an MRI, and yet one last round of xrays... met with a surgeon who walked me through this batch of imaging. Turns out my doorstop analogy for what I was feeling was correct. Knee and ankle soreness were (as I tried to tell the first ortho) the result of over compensating for the lack of hip movement. Turns out I have what is called a Combined Femoroacetabular Impingement. Essentially I have issues w/ both the ball and the socket in my hip. Largely a genetic predisposition, having been athletically inclined most of my life I have had more wear and tear on the location as well as an increased awareness of body. I have enough labrum to make hip arthroscopy a viable option to extend the time before I will have to do inevitable... full hip replacements. I mean I'm only 39. The right side has signs of the same issue, but has yet to be a problem so we'll let sleeping dogs lie until we have to address it. My biggest concern and reason for being aggressive in choosing a surgical treatment is that I'm hyper aware of muscle imbalances and the issues they can cause if left unaddressed. I want to fend off any issues and retrain my hip to do hip work, and not continue to allow my knees and pelvis to make up for a bad hip. Anyway, I just wanted to throw this out there for anyone else who may be having similar symptoms. Links below to general information. If anyone else has had this done... share your experience. https://www.orthoinfo.org/en/diseases--conditions/femoroacetabular-impingement/ https://www.orthoinfo.org/en/treatment/hip-arthroscopy/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.