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Slap tear / labrum tear

Jan 09, 2015 10:51 PM

Anyone have this? Were you able to manage pain with PR and get back to regular physical activity? Or did you have surgery? Successful or not? I am a very active person--mountain biker, skier, and cross fitter. I have pain and can't do crossfit and sometimes have trouble sleeping. But sometimes I fee fine. Just trying to see if it's worth it to get a procedure when the rehab is intense and long. Thanks for any feedbackz

Jan 10, 2015 9:58 AM

So, I have a labral tear in my hip. It's bugged me for about four years but I only recently got a diagnosis. I used to be pretty active (I also did CrossFit) but I recently had to stop because it caused so much pain, not only in the joint but in all of the surrounding muscles. I have tried just about everything under the sun, from essential oils to acupuncture and massage, physical therapy and even bursa injections, along with pain meds. Nothing has relieved the pain or helped with range of motion, and I'm actually going to see an orthopedist this week to get his opinion on what's going on and what the best course of action is.

Of course, I'm not a doctor, but I would say try other therapies first before jumping to surgery if you're worried about the recovery process and see if they work for you. PT has been shown to be really effective for labral tears, and it's usually the first course of action. In the end though, I think waiting too long before addressing it could cause more damage.

Jan 10, 2015 11:56 AM

It's down to how much pain you are in and how big the tear is , mine was in my hip and went right though it , had the op but took so much away now Bone on bone ,

Jan 10, 2015 9:12 PM

Been there done that shoulder. Wish I had not. Unfortunately the pain is not ANY better post surgical repair. This was almost exactly one year after my original torn rotator cuff repair. As I have stated before in an earlier post- even being in the medical field I do not know hardly anyone that has had a good outcome from shoulder surgery. I personally wish I had never done it once let alone twice. My pain level has never resolved or even lessened. I hope you have a much better outcome. Currently I have a tear in my hip...not interested in anymore surgical repairs.

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