For the past six odd years, Ive struggled with knee and (buttock) hip pain, and seen whats seems like hundreds of different docs. Finally found a physio who stuck with me, and on his advice, I hit the gym with a trainer.
Hip pain was initially diagnosed as Gluteus Medius tendonopathy. Did loads of butt work.. didnt improve. Meanwhile my patello femoral knee pain improved dramatically after a few months, but the butt kept on aching! Was doing some heavy adductor work in the gym which felt good for the knee, but one morning i woke up and there was a pain in the groin part of my hip, which hurt when i tried squeezing the knees together..
Suspected labrum tear...MRI showed a tear traversing the full width of the base of mid anterior acetabular labrum. Of course then came the injection. The anasthetic was supposed to be long acting so that i could take my time to really check it out but the doc decided short one would do "too bloody expensive" were his words, and I couldnt really tell. Pain on adduction was still there. Cortisone had a flare up effect that night and it hurt in the butt very badly.... The next few days were relatively blissfull. Felt good!! Groin pain was there butt i could live with it.
On the third day I did my ususal chores and the butt pain was back.. Now about to see a surgeon to get his opinion.
My questions are.
1) whats the chance that my tear has been with me for 6 years and been the cause of all the butt pain?
2) If its been with me for so long, why has it emerged only now?
3) My surgeon is Michael O'Sullivan in Sydney.. will see him next week, but any comments on success or failures or anything?