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Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip Labrum Tear

My first surgeon was the only one in my state (at the time) trained on hip scopes, but I still wish I had gone to a hip surgeon. I just noticed that you are in Georgia; you might consider having Dr....
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip Labrum Tear

Hi there! Sorry for all your medical woes. I don't know how much research you have done on hip replacements, but they have a limited lifespan and each time a replacement is replaced, the surgery is...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 06-05-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: 4 months of hip problems have come to a head!

It's quite possible that the hip pain is referred from the back. If you have a pinched nerve coming from your spine, it can affect the part of the body which correlates to that nerve. You might...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-16-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: 4 months of hip problems have come to a head!

Interesting. Were you given scoliosis exercises back in high school? If not, I would hold off on starting or restarting an exercise program until you return to the doctor. You don't want to make...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-09-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: 4 months of hip problems have come to a head!

Hopefully, you get a diagnosis soon. Definitely take it easy!
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 05-06-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: 4 months of hip problems have come to a head!

Hi there - your symptoms sound similar to those I had with a torn labrum and FAI (femoral acetabular impingement). The good news: four months is not so long to be symptomatic (I went for 15 years...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-30-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Severe pain

Hi there -- so sorry for the changes you are experiencing. I have been treated by pain management and found the doctors there most helpful. The two practices I have been through don't prescribe...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Posterior Labral Detachment

Hi there -- I had anterior delamination and FAI. After my experiences with multiple surgeons of varying competence, I firmly believe that hips don't just fall apart. Most hip injuries are preceded...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Second ACL surgery?

It COULD also be scar tissue, which can limit joint mobility and may cause popping. If so, I have had success with cortisone injections for scar tissue, though you don't want too many cortisone...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-07-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Knee pain for 8 years. Osteotomy or PRP Injection?

Hi there -- your situation sounds very frustrating! I know much more about hip issues than knees, but here are some general thoughts. Have any of your surgeons done diagnostic testing with the...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Total Hip Replacement Problems

Hi there -- I don't know that a repair would have had a different outcome. I have had three hip repair surgeries (starting at age 29) and have all the problems you list. When was your replacement...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-14-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 452
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: should I get a new doc? warning long

Hi there! Sorry for your difficult situation. It sounds like the communication between you and the doctor's office has broken down, likely due to the receptionist. While having to differentiate...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-14-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: MRI Translation - Hip

Hi there! Probably not a good thing. I think that this means that your acetabular cartilage is pulling off the bone. I looked to see how my last MRI was worded, but the damage wasn't noted until...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: When can I fly

That's a tough call! You might be vastly improved afterward, making your travels more enjoyable. On the other hand, you want to allow ample time for recovery before stressing your new joint. ...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-04-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: 30 year old male with Synovial Osteochondromatosis

I should have mentioned that one thing which helped after my surgery was to stand on the "good" leg and move the surgery leg in small circles, sliding my foot on the floor (no weight on the surgery...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Post hip labral surgery set-back

Rollerblading might have to wait. Pain is not good and anything that triggers pain should be avoided. Soreness from work is okay.

One thing that helped me after surgery was standing on my good...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Post hip labral surgery set-back

I still have some catching, but the locking went away, for the most part, after the first surgery. (It was a fall-on-the-floor type pain when it locked up; sometimes I would have to get someone else...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: 30 year old male with Synovial Osteochondromatosis

Hi there! Thanks for sharing your story. It's so helpful to others, wanting to know about this rare condition. Please keep posting on your progress; I hope that your recovery continues to go well.
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Post hip labral surgery set-back

Degeneration is pretty common with labral tears (sorry). If you know the lingo, you can ask your doctor's office for a copy of the op report. I regret having my first surgery, but only because I...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-27-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Should I go through with hip MRI or get a second opinion?

Hi -- sorry for the delay. Yes, in order to get the surgical instruments into the hip space, they have to traction the joints by pulling very hard on them. The "small amount of space" he discussed...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-27-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Post hip labral surgery set-back

Hi there! Sorry about your set-back. Sometimes it's so tempting to think we are doing better and can let go of some restrictions. I would call your doctor's office to see if you need to get in for...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-26-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip labral tear risks with activity?

If you're having difficulty walking, then that's probably too much! With my back and my hip injuries, I have had to realize that surgery or not, my body parts will not be the same as they were...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-26-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: doctor said to heavy for hip surgery

Hi there -- welcome! Your situation sounds very frustrating. Keep in mind that surgical risks increase with extra weight and that your surgical outcome might be more successful if done at a lower...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 01-12-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Should I go through with hip MRI or get a second opinion?

I had a hip surgery with the only doctor in a rural state who even did hip scopes. He was not a hip specialist and did more damage to the joint than what he fixed. I have needed two additional...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 12-18-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip labral tear risks with activity?

Hi there -- I don't know all of the risks associated with non-intervention of a torn labrum, but I can tell you my experience. I tore the labrum in my right hip at age 14 and went undiagnosed until...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 12-11-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: hip and groin pain

Hi there -- having dealt with both back and hip issues, I agree with the suggestion that you might be dealing with a back issue rather than a hip issue. Many times pain in the buttock area arises...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-10-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,101
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip microfracture for FAI with 3 cm2 lesion, 4 months post op ADVICE PLEASE :)

Sorry if this posts twice:

Hi there, welcome!

I had a similar procedure, though the microfracture area was smaller (surgery #1 = labral trim and microfracture 1 mm). Post-surgery, I was not...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 11-09-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: I had arthroscopy surgery on my left knee

Hi there -- sorry to hear about all your problems! Of course, the added stress of worrying about your income does not help your medical situation. Some general ideas -- keep a journal of your pain...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 10-15-2013, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Rsd and the risk of surgery

Hi there -- so sorry for your anxiety! Fortunately, I have not needed surgery since my diagnosis. My hip surgeon advised that he has another patient with CRPS and the surgeon has a sympathetic...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 10-11-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Diagnosed with RSD/CRPS..I need comforting words ..

Hi there -- sorry for the terrible news. I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago, now completely medication free and very little pain in my CRPS limb. So, there's hope!

I'm in Northern...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-10-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: hip pain

Hi there -- welcome! Could describe where the pain is? (Front, side, back of hip? Closer to the buttock area?) How long before it starts hurting? What type of chair/couch are you sitting in? ...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 10-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: fell on left hip from my knee scooter:/

Hope that you are continuing to improve! My comment about the ankle specialist was based some specialists being so highly focused that they don't even want to talk about other body parts. Some...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: fell on left hip from my knee scooter:/

Hi there -- I don't know much help the ankle specialist will be. I would ice, take anti-inflammatories as tolerated and head to the doctor if you are not improving after a few days (more quickly if...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-29-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip arthroscopy for acetabular retroversion and labral tear

Hi there -- sorry for the delay in responding to your questions. My first surgery was only a labral debridement, and it was a waste of time and served only to make my symptoms worse. My second...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 09-02-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Long drive post surgery

Good luck with your surgery! I would advise avoiding that much driving five weeks post-op. I've not had a knee replacement (hip scopes), but would not have wanted to sit that long. Of course, it...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-18-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,589
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: It might get better eventually

Hi there -- if there's something that gets you out of bed in the morning, stick with it! That said, you should work with your instructor and modify things if they are painful. It sounds like you...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip arthroscopy for acetabular retroversion and labral tear

I agree that the traction is awful. One point I forgot to mention is to talk to your surgeon about the traction and his options for getting into the joint when considering arthroscopic surgery. My...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-11-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Gluteus Minimus Tear -- Open or Arthroscopic Surgery?

Hi there -- sorry for your injury! If you can have the same repair done arthroscopically, then arthroscopic surgery has the benefit of less scar tissue, less risk of infection, and less destruction...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 08-03-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Looking for diet/vitamins to help with RSD

Hi there -- I was recommended by pain management to take Vitamin C (lots, 3-5 grams per day), alpha lipoic acid, acetyl-l carnitine, and fish oil (algae oil for me, as I am vegetarian). I recommend...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 08-03-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip arthroscopy for acetabular retroversion and labral tear

Hi there -- I have been having some problems w/ my password but got them squared away to respond to your post. I have had three hip scopes for a labral tear and to correct impingement. I wish I had...
Board: Costochondritis 03-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,982
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Costochondritis help... how long till I can go back to work?

I'm glad that you made the decision to go with Dr. Sampson. In my view, he's the best choice available in the SF area.

As as far as minimizing the effects of the costochondritis during the...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-07-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,214
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: How to get my doc to focus on my hips?

Woulda, coulda... Get yourself healthy and start mild exercise once you feel well. If you want to walk to the end of your driveway, and it's comfortable for you, start there. If you can walk to...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,589
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: It might get better eventually

Chiropractors can be great, but they can also be not-so-great. Successful treatment with a chiropractor depends on the condition being treated and the skill of the practitioner, plus other...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 03-02-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,214
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: How to get my doc to focus on my hips?

The muscle imbalances usually start with gait change when your body instinctively compensates for some injury (maybe even a minor injury) or even from problematic shoes, then the weakness compounds...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-26-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Knee and hip pain

Hi there -- I think you are probably right to consult with your doctor, as your symptoms haven't resolved and may be getting worse? I would describe exactly what you posted.

You might also want...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-26-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Hip Xray Question

Hi there -- what an awful conundrum. In all of the hip X-rays I have had, they X-ray technician touched the side of my hips to position me correctly, then double-checked my hip pointers (the parts...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-23-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Torn gluteus muscle

Welcome -- thanks for posting! Surgeons often downplay recovery; here are some general questions I would ask any doctor:

How long practicing? What is the doctor's focus in his practice? How...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-23-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,589
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: It might get better eventually

I have major tracking issues with my kneecaps, but fortunately no pain! I always thought it was normal to be able to squish around one's kneecaps. The big difference is that you do have pain, which...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-23-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: hip problems

Glad to know you were at least mostly joking! (Hard to gauge tone in writing, unless you know someone well.) I'm a little confused -- you said that the hip doctors thought your problem was coming...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 02-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By SweetPeainSF
Re: Diagnosis - Hip Pain from Motorcycle Accident?

The debilitating pain with popping sounds very much similar to the pain I had with a torn labrum. The labrum is the rim around the acetabular cartilage. If the hip is subjected to extreme forces,...
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