Pictured with my third son, 1 day old, and what I would later learn was a hip labral tear & a host of hip damage that stemmed from the birth. ©2014. Ginger Garner. All rights reserved. I remember the exact moment of excruciating pain when the well-meaning L&D nurse cranked back on my leg. I told her it hurt worse, but she misunderstood me. And she kept cranking. The pain was unbearable. … [Read more...] about New Moms Have Higher Risk for Hip Labral Tears
If you haven’t been following the entire series, get it here: Post 1 – https://gingergarner.com/resurfacing-hip-labral-surgery-post-1/Post 2 – https://gingergarner.com/hip-labrum-postsurgical-musings-post-2-2/Post 3 – https://gingergarner.com/post-surgical-musings-days-4-5-post-3/Post 4 – https://gingergarner.com/hip-labrum-postoperative-rehab-day-6-post-4/Post 5 … [Read more...] about Hitting My (New) Stride: Day 50+ (Week 7, Post 14)
Many students come to yoga due to hip injury or pain. Dr. Ginger Garner will share the latest evidence in our understanding of asana’s role in hip/pelvic health. She will also go into risk factors for injury and provide us with a foundation for prevention and safety. Attendees must be members with Yoga Alliance. Register Cost All online workshops are free for Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s) … [Read more...] about Asana Evolution for Hip Injury Care and Prevention
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?
If you missed Post 1, Read Resurfacing after Hip Labral Surgery, Post 1 Here we go, Day 1: The surgeon found more than either the CT (with 3D MRI-assisted reconstruction) or the MRA showed. Let the record state: I am not surprised at all. A bloody joint (synovitis), two areas of impingement (CAM FAI and AIIS on the femoral head and ilia, respectively), capsular repair, and a labral tear and … [Read more...] about Hip Labrum Postsurgical Musings, Post 2
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
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