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i finally went to doctor and had an MRI which revealed a torn labrum and tendinitis (from old rodeo injuries and other sports injuries which were totally neglected as children growing up in the 70's and 80's.) Then to the Orthopedic Surgeon who recommended physical therapy first before considering surgery. I reluctantly agreed to PT thinking I needed a quick fix operation and PT was just preliminary BS needed by insurance companies. How wrong I was. The PT worked and fast... my hip pain eased up and then went away after 6 weeks. There were 2 specific manual therapies my PT used that I feel did the trick. Basically a rolling pin type device that she rolled on my IT band - extremely deep hard pressure. Then...... pressing her fingers and thumb in my groin at labrum injury site and going to town with deep deep tissue manipulation. Not going to lie, it hurt like hell! The first time she did it, a few tears popped out of my eyes from pain but I know from receiving years of deep tissue massage that it helps. I mean she was up on the table damn near straddling me but I could feel the scar tissue breaking up and popping inside. So glad I didn't insist on surgery and am now a believer in PT for sure! I have no more hip pain, no more sleepless nights tossing and turning, and no surgery required!

April 7, 2016 - 11:52am


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