Hip dysplasia / torn hip labrum
It seems my right hip has dysplasia, over the past few months it have felt subluxed/insufficiently secure most of the time. It feels exactly like how you turn and twist a chicken thigh to the side to pop it out of its socket.
So when I squat, and in countless times a day. I focus on adducting and internally rotating the femur, which makes it feel more secure. It makes loud grinding noises when I do so.
This is added to a long list of joint issues for me. I have two unstable heavily impinging shoulders. Left one with labral tear.
I have torn ligaments in right knee. But working just well enough that surgery is not worth it.
Shallow grooves in both knees, making knee tracking unstable.
Torn ligaments in left wrist.
It is getting out of control. I like to think that barbell training has had a positive effect on my body, but it seems to have triggered both the shoulder labrum tear and this hip issue.
Because I have so many joint problems, it seems I may have a congenital disorder affecting the integrity of my joints - it certainly feels that way.
I am still waiting for treatment for my shoulder & wrist and now I feel silly going to the doctor and telling them about my hip.
Should I enquire about the possibility of a congenital disorder?
Also, should I keep squatting?
You really don't want to make any damage the joint any worse especially if you are young. I would do everything that I could to get to the root of the cause of all these issues, it would be a real shame if you continued with the barbell only to make it worse over time. Some people use lame excuses not to train but until you know the full nature of whats going on in your body you have got to be careful. Surgery as you are probably aware is no miracle cure and often after surgery things are never the same again, ever. I think you should make a top priority of having these issues investigated. No messing around and waiting for months to be seen by a specialist make it happen, go to A&E if you need to or self refer if that's an option. In your post you list some of the major joints of the body as having problems. . . . . to me this is serious. What about the squats? I don't know? You have to decide if you think it safe enough for you to continue to squat. About being silly: you will get over feeling silly a lot quicker than having to recover from a damaged hip.
Those quite a list of hurting body parts, and I certainly understand your wish to continue lifting in spite of the injuries. But, I think this is one of those times where it makes sense to think about long term health vs lifting now and causing further harm (you know, penny wise but pound foolish, or something like that). Hip injuries are no small matter, and I think it's worthwhile to have some MRIs taken so you and your doctor have a better idea of what's going on with it. It doesn't sound like there was any particular traumatic event that caused your hip pain, so it's probably something else. It could be something minor that some active release therapy can help with, or something greater, neither of which you'll know until you've had some further diagnostic testing done.
I wouldn't squat, at least not heavy, until you have an examination. Good luck!
I was born with hip dysplasia, which led to me developing a condition know as femoral acetabular impingement (FAI). I just recently had my femur head shaved nice and smooth and they were able to repair my labrum. There have been a lot of new threads started lately about FAI. Search them out; I (and several others) have been posting lately about this and our condition/surgery. Some will tell you to just change your squat stance, work on mobility, and try and relieve and impingement or pain you may feel. Others will tell you to get an MRI done, check for a good surgeon, and have the procedure done. I fall in the latter category; no need to prolong something serious and risk having total hip replacement due to the arthritis that can occur from dysplasia and FAI.
Also: hipfai.com is a good place to start. Dr. Stubbs created this site; he was my surgeon. My hip feels great and I am almost back to 100%
Last edited by aporter600; 06-28-2012 at 11:41 AM.
Out of pure interest (and laziness that I cba to search if you have written them somewhere), but what are your current and PR lifts Dastardly?
120kgx1 high bar squat
80kgx10 high bar squat
80kgx1 front squat
Dumb bell parallel grip bench press; 30kg (per hand) 2 reps
Pullups: 12 dead hang full ROM.
overhead press; I keep getting stuck at 45kg because of shoulder injury then regressing.
Old thread but do you high bar because of your hip or because of your shoulder?
I originally switched for two reasons;
1; shoulder injury
2; because of my proportions my LBBS was extremely hip dominant and did not work my legs through a long enough range of motion.
I later realised HB was friendlier on my hip.
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