Hip Problems

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Hi, I've had pain in my hips since childhood and was told it was growing pains, sensitive joints etc. A couple of years ago the pain increased and I was diagnosed (at the age of 43!) with torn/frayed labrums as I had extra bone on my hip joints, which I beleive is called "pistol grip" deformity. My consultant told me I didn't have impingement. I had a couple of physio appointments and that was it. Any suggestions of what to do from here? I'm not sure what excerise I can do etc. Thanks

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    Have you been cleared of hip dysplaisa? Sounds like you need some kind of hip surgery to treat the bony issue and repair the labrums. If your surgeon hasn't mentioned any of this you need a second opinion. Where do you live?
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      Dysplasia not mentioned, not sure what that is. Surgery was mentioned, but not offered, only physio offered. I know day to day what aggravates it, but not sure whether I could cycle, or swim etc.
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      If you've got bony issues no amount of Physio will help. Dysplaisa is shallow hip sockets which causes pain and torn labrums. You may also have femeroacetabular impingement which are extra bone growths around the socket. You need to see a specialist in hip arthroscopy and hip preservation surgery.
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      I haven't got dysplasia etc just the extra piece of bone that over the years has worn away my labrums. The physio was given so that I could strengthen my hips joints. I've lived with it so long, I suppose i just put up with it! I know what usually causes it to flare up etc -sitting too long, walking to much.
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