I have hip dysplasia- mild in the left hip, moderate in the right. I got an mri after years of increasing pain in the right hip. They thought I had impingement, but that was not the case.
In my case, years of walking and other exercise on a poorly-formed joint have taken their toll. I have mod-severe arthritis in one of my hips, along with a labral tear. Most of my pain seems to come from the tear, and I am not a candidate for surgery because of the dysplasia. That's my biggest issue. I have been told that I will need a hip replacement.
I take Aleve every day, which helps. I have gotten differing opinions on whether PT helps or harms. It did seem to increase my pain.
Hey, I have FAI! I've been dealing with the pain for about four years until I finally was pointed in the right direction by my pain specialist and found a good orthopedist who knew what to look for and specializes in FAI. I had a steroid injection about three weeks ago to see if it would help. It did, which means the pain is coming from the joint, which means I'll be looking at surgery to reshape the head of my femur to make it fit better into the socket.
I've tried everything from advil to norco and acupuncture and essential oils, but really the only thing that makes a difference is a heating pad and deep blue rub from doterra. I've had to stop all activity (used to love Crossfit and horseback riding), but the pain is so much lower when I'm not putting more stress on it.
I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in the left hip in December, but the pain has gotten so bad over the past few months that I haven't found any over-the-counter pain killers that help. I have a dr. Appt in three weeks, but I'm on my feet and climbing stairs, etc. for the majority of my day and so I'm worried about what he will say when I go. Have you started experiencing any pain yet? My best suggestion is do the PT if your doctor gives you any
I'm so sorry for all of you having to go through this with your hips. I've had recurrent bursitis in both of mine for years, but only recently developed any pain in them. Its mild and bearable as long as I avoid stairs. My movements are very rigid on stairs. I'll keep you all in prayer. 🙏🌼
Hey shambamm, did you find a diagnosis? I just had surgery to fix the hip impingement, reshaping the head/neck of my femur and repair my labrum with three anchors (the impingement caused a pretty major tear that was basically a hole). I'm about 10 days out and I already feel better (could be the percoset!). I hope you find relief soon!
I am sorry y'all are going thu this, I have sever arthritis in my hips. and pelvic floor as well as I fractured my tailbone in 1986. Along with my back and neck pain I take Hydrocodn/Acetaminophen 325/.7, Gabapentin 800 4 x day, and Savella 2 x day for pain, and Fentanyl patches 50mg.for pain. It all makes the pain bearable but not completely go away.