Groin and Hip Flexor Pain
I had bilateral hip arthoscopies last year. My right hip was done in May 2014 and then the left in July 2014.
My hip pain actually began in November 2013. The pain was migrating to my right knee. My sports doctor injected me with corticosteroid in January 2014 after a MRI which showed a labral tear. They advised to continue to progress into my running as the steroid begins to work.
I was running ok for about 6 weeks but then movement became restrictive. I had to stop my sprint training and was only able to run at a gentle pace without aggressive movement. After contacting my sports doctor he referred me to a hip specialist who carried out MRI scan on the Right hip. I was diagnosed with Femoroacetabular Impingement or FAI. After the surgery I was told they had to shave off this bone that was causing damage to my joint. They said the surgery went well.
2 months later I had the left hip done (which was also showing signs of FAI). Touch wood my left hip has done well.
I followed the rehab correctly for both hips. About 2 weeks after getting the left hip done I began to feel pain in my right groin and hip flexor especially when getting in and out of a car and bed. My surgeon diagnosed me with psoas tendon irritation which he said will settle in a few weeks. It did not settle.
Since August 2014 until December 2014 I have a numerous physio sessions, soft tissue work and 1 Ostenil injection into the right joint and one corticosteroid into the right joint and when they failed to work I have had a corticosteroid into the tendon sheath. It still has not fully settled.
I am now feeling pain in my right gluteal muscle especially when sitting down for a while and top of the right hamstring. When I do the exercise 'good morning' I feel my right leg pulls up. There is restrictive movement around the hip compared to the left.
I was told 2 years ago that my right leg is 1cm shorter than my left therefore have been wearing insoles since. I am now wondering if the insoles are the cause of this?
I have seen so many physios and they all telling me different things! I have become depressed. I do not want any more surgery. I know strength is an issue, but I am afraid that I may cause more damage if I push to hard.
I have not ran since May 2014. I have been told by my physios and surgeon that I can start running soon, but I am afraid.
I would be grateful if you could advise.