Questions to ask your Surgeon before Hip Arthroscopy The decision to undergo hip arthroscopy surgery is not an easy one to make, and it should consider several questions. Some may include - How do I maximize my long-term hip health? How do I get the best rehab for my hip? What are the pros and cons of a surgical vs. conservative approach? These are big questions, and I'll be working to answer … [Read more...] about Questions to ask your Surgeon before Hip Arthroscopy
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How Lady Gaga Can Optimize Her Hip Labral Repair Outcomes Today’s post offers a sneak peak of some of the concepts presented in my upcoming text on yoga in rehabilitation (Handspring Ltd, UK est. 2016). Keep up with the news about it on subsequent blogs and on my website, www.gingergarner.com Lady Gaga recognizes the importance of a maintenance rehab program. This picture was posted by … [Read more...] about How Lady Gaga Can Optimize Her Hip Labral Repair Outcomes
Hip Q&A: Postsurgical Positional Hip Pain Question from Lydia: I'm 7 months labral repair via scope. Here is the short story: I was sitting on chair with good right foot under the left buttock unconsciously - while paying bills. I couldn't get up and needed help to walk. I could not put any weight on the scoped leg at all. I had groin hip and lower back back. About an hour after was … [Read more...] about Hip Q&A: Postsurgical Positional Hip Pain
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?
Hip Labral Q&A: How long does recovery take after surgery? This question was when I was a mere 4 months post-surgical. Q: How long does recovery take after surgery? A: Spoiler alert: Specialized "hippie" PT (aka physical therapy for hip preservation surgery) is still as important at 4 months post-op as it is in the immediate/acute post-op phase. I'm coming up on four months post-surgical … [Read more...] about Hip Labral Q&A: How long does recovery take after surgery?