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Hi internet strangers. I am writing to ask for guidance on my condition. Mid-30’s male that formerly led an athletic life.
I have bilateral hip dyplasia, bilateral and degenerated labral tears, bilateral hamstring tendinosis at origin (high hamstring), and single side glute medius and glute minimums teninosis.
I’ve had this condition for over two years and while I’ve made progress through traditional physical therapy, it has not fixed my situation. I live in daily pain, which I manage through acupuncture and massage therapy - as well as an active rehabilitative program. I received a steroid injection with no results and have a consult with a surgeon soon. Since i am relatively young, I don’t want a total hip replacement and was wondering what advice you have for me. I’ve read about minimally invasive procedures, but not sure if I qualify.
This has been emotionally and physically challenging. I feel like my life is over - impacts my social life (which is dwindling), my earnings career advancement potential (since I cut my hours because I can no longer sit in pain and prefer to be at home resting with ice or heat). I’ve kept a game face for friends and family but i am getting tired of pretending that I’m not exhausted and in chronic pain.
Thanks so much for any useful input.
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