Hip Arthroscopy Rehab: The First Month Post-Op Acetabular labral tears are reported to be a major cause of hip dysfunction in young to middle-age patients and a primary precursor to hip osteoarthritis. The management of hip injuries in the athletic population “…has rapidly evolved over the past decade with our improved understanding of mechanical hip pathology.” (Lynch et al., 2013) Medical and … [Read more...] about Hip Arthroscopy Rehab: The First Month Post-Op
4+ Weeks Post-Op: New Pain Leads to New Discovery (and Progress!) Hip Labrum Rehab Post 1: Day 1 Post-Op Recovery Post 2: Day 2 Post-Op Recovery Post 3: Days 4-5 Post-Op Recovery Post 4: Day 6 HLI Rehab Post 5: Day 7 HLI Rehab: Mantras and Edema Management Post 6: Day 10 Slow & Steady: The Yoga of Hip Labral Rehab Post 7: Days 11-19: A Turning Point Hip Preservation … [Read more...] about Days 28-34: New Pain Leads to New Discovery (and Progress!)
Hip Labrum Q&A – Troubleshooting Painful and Frustrating Clicking Psoas Question from Amy: I’m feeling frustrated. I noticed a little bit of snapping in my groin since surgery, depending on how I move. It's some of the same snapping I had before surgery. I know it's not the joint because it's a different feel. Not the thud pop the joint makes. It feels like something in the groin is rolling … [Read more...] about Hip Labrum Q&A: Troubleshooting Painful and Frustrating Clicking Psoas
Hip Labrum FAQ – Common Pre-Operative Questions Question from Taylor: I’m curious, should a patient meet with a PT before surgery? If yes, why? My doctor recommends it. Thx. Answer: Thanks for the GREAT question Taylor! First, I need to say that without a doubt, “prehab,” that is, rehab before surgery, is a must. Second, a PT will do far more than prepare you for how to move post-operatively, … [Read more...] about Hip Labrum FAQ – Common Pre-Operative Questions
Hip Labral Q&A: Hip or Pelvic Pain: The Chicken or the Egg? Not familiar with HLI? Read my recent post on Four “Must Know” tips for identifying HLI Overview: Rehab is necessary for HLI Hip labral injury (HLI) is a relatively new diagnosis in the last 10 years of orthopaedic and rehabilitative care. However, just because HLI is a new diagnosis doesn’t mean the injury is new. In fact, HLI is … [Read more...] about Hip Labral Q&A: Hip or Pelvic Pain – The Chicken or the Egg?
Hip Labral Q&A: An Angry Psoas or Ovarian Cyst? Q: Still trying to get to the right diagnosis...What does the pain from a torn labrum feel like? A: Pain from a torn labrum can feel like everything (pelvic, hip, or back related) or nothing at all. What this means is, some labral tears are asymptomatic, while some can cause anything from back pain, SIJ pain, outer hip pain, groin pain, pelvic … [Read more...] about Hip Labral Q&A: An Angry Psoas or Ovarian Cyst?
Hip Labral Q&A: How Long Should I Wait to Have Surgery? Question: Dear Ginger, In your opinion is waiting longer until the pain is unbearable better than doing it (having HLI surgery) while the pain is minimal? I ask this because so many surgeons and PT's say "theoretically" waiting is no big deal because you aren't causing more harm to the tear. They all seem to say, it's our choice (on … [Read more...] about Hip Labral Q&A: How Long Should I Wait to Have Surgery?
Four “Must Know” Tips for Identifying Hip Labral Injuries Early Intervention Is Key Acetabular labral tears are reported to be a major cause of hip dysfunction in young patients and a primary precursor to hip osteoarthritis. New technology is helping with improved identification of tears, however the time of injury to diagnosis is still on average 2.5 years, making long-term prognosis … [Read more...] about Four “Must Know” Tips for Identifying Hip Labral Injuries
Extra-articular Hip Impingement: A New Discovery in Hip Preservation There are two accepted forms of hip impingement currently documented in the literature. The two types are 1) CAM type FAI (femoracetabular impingement) and 2) Pincer type FAI. These two types are found inside the joint, meaning they are considered intra-articular bony anomalies. FAI is a common comorbidity found with hip … [Read more...] about Extra-articular Hip Impingement: A New Discovery in Hip Preservation
Walking Patterns and Hip Impingement One of the easiest ways to determine if someone is in pain is to watch the way they move. And perhaps the most commonly observed and universal movement pattern is gait. From a subtle loss of trunk rotation or pelvic translation to a gross loss of reciprocal gait, a dynamic assessment of walking is a very valuable tool in the physical therapist’s … [Read more...] about Walking Patterns and Hip Impingement