From Fit and Happy to Disabled and Depressed
(Colbert, Wa USA)
My story is very similar to the others here. I was in terrific shape, teaching 2 fitness classes a day. I had energy to be active in all areas of my life which included five kids and their activities. I had taught a couple of extra classes for someone and I was really sore but I went in to work anyhow.
I tore my hip labrum during class and went right to urgent care. They diagnosed it as a Bakers Cyst. My whole leg hurt along with my back and I also had foot pain and sciatica. It took several Drs. before they diagnosed the tear because of the groin pain.
I had arthroscopic surgery and was told I could go back to work in 6 weeks. I waited 7 weeks and returned to work. The pain also returned. Finally, I was taken off work completely (this is 1 + 1/2 years after the initial injury).
My Dr. believes that it is an iliopsoas injury and has palpated my iliopsoas internally and found it to be in constant spasm. My pain moves around and is never completely pain free no matter what pain pills I take or how much I rest.
I cannot sit for more than 15-20 minutes without excruciating pain. Walking seems to make it feel better. Standing in place also causes pain. What can be done? I have already had S-I injections which worked for a short period of time, along with chiropractic care, physical therapy, water physical therapy, massage and myofascial release.
None of these procedures gave me relief for more than a few days. What else can I try?