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Feb 13, 2016 5:19 AM

I'm so frustrated today. My osteopath diagnosed that I tore some cartilage in my hip joint, not by doing anything active but just when I moved my leg in the night while asleep. I think this is down to my hypermobility. All I really know is that it bloody hurt. She advised that I don't do it again. Perhaps it wasn't helped by my efforts to increase my fitness and stamina by taking up pilates again and doing more walking.
Thing is, exactly the same thing happened last night. My leg moved and I suddenly woke up with a shocking pain in my hip.
All my efforts to help myself seek to backfire and now I am getting cartilage damage on top of everything else I'm feeling really pessimistic about my future.
Sorry to rant on but I know all of you will understand and I don't want to keep boring those around me!

Feb 13, 2016 8:32 AM

I am so sorry that this is happening to you. This must be so discouraging and I am sorry. It is commendable that you are trying to help yourself. Is their perhaps some exercise that isn't so hard on your mobility. That is between you and your doctor. You never need an excuse or feel bad about ranting. We all do it from time to time when we need to. We usually find that it isn't the same when we we tell our friends and family how we feel about what is going on. They don't understand the pain and just how discouraged we are.

I was amazed when you said your doctor said to not do it again. I was like, it is happening when you sleep. How are you suppose to avoid that. You would have to stay awake 24/7 to avoid it. You are in a bad situation. I am sorry you find yourself there. I was just ranting about all the pain I was in but I guess it is not as bad as what is happening to you. What do they do about it? I am interested to know. My best wishes to you . I hope you have less pain today and that it doesn't happen again while you sleep or any other time.

Feb 13, 2016 10:19 AM

Thank you profiler for your kind words.
The doc was joking really but I thought if I took more meds at night I might knock myself out enough to not move all night, but I try to minimise the painkillers in order to avoid the side effects, and round and round it goes.
I'm just having an unusually bad day, actually reduced to tears which is rare for me. I was diagnosed with scheuermanns 25 years ago, they did try putting me in plaster cast to try to straighten me out but because I'd stopped growing by then it was apparently pointless. It's a chronic condition so I just have to live with it, that's the message I get. Basically because my spine is twisted and curved I get all sorts of weird pains. Had physio but it hurts too much. I also have bulging discs and hypermobility, and polyarthritis. I had some epidural injections for the lower back some of which helped. The consultant advised Pilates and it was helpful but I stopped just over a year ago after falling and injuring my ribs.
I'm hoping I can get back to it but right now it's not going to be possible.
I guess we all get bad days when we feel trapped in it all but I'm glad to have found this app and know I'm not alone.
Thanks again.

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