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Deal is...<br><br>
I met with the orthopedist yesterday regarding a new knee issue I have developed on my right side. Stiff after sitting awhile and weird pains/unstableness when pressing down on a bike pedal, or kneeling down. After all the manipulation the Dr did, the pain was not in my knee, it was in my rt hip and the knee issue might be related to the hip. He took x-rays which showed nothing in my knee or hip. He threw around the possibility that it may be a labral tear, and ordered a MRI, and gave me the option of having an injection. (I have not scheduled either yet.) After doing some research, most people dx with a labral tear have pain during the run/workout, and have some clicking noise, I haven't had this. I looked into this last summer when I competed 6 weeks of pt for a strained illio-psoas. When I asked for another round of PT he quickly dismissed this. I also learned today that this Dr. likes to cut.<br><br>
So here are my options...<br>
1. Injection and continue to slowly build back my mileage, see what happens<br>
2. Injection and insist on PT, and slowly build my mileage. see what happens<br>
3. Go ahead with MRI, (keep in mind these are not real accurate with the hip) (also, in CR Labral Tear thread in the medtent they talk about a MRA?)<br><br>
4. I have taken 3 weeks off, forget everything medically and hope that my three weeks off has taken care of all the problems! <img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"><br><br>
Comments/advice welcome, or feel free to PM me, or ask for more details!!<br>
Thanks!<br>
~B
 

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5. Get a second opionon from another Dr. who might be more conservative about surgery and actually thinks that PT is a good way to go.<br><br>
I think the MRI might be worthwhile regardless, just in case it <i>is</i> more serious.
 

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Definitely get another opinion!! Little sis #2 has a labral tear in her lumbar spine - a MRI revealed this. She went through PT and followed that up with an injection (probably 3-4 mos. after her diagnosis) and is now training for another marathon, pain-free (well, we all have pain but you know what I mean...) <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Uh scratch my post - sis #2 has an annular tear. However, I still think you should get another opinion. Docs that like to cut aren't my favorites.
 

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I'm with Gingerbread on this.<br><br>
Injections are not a solution, they are a band-aid to get you to a race that is soon. You need to find the problem. How would the doctor even know what to inject? plus, if you don't know the origin of the injury, I'd be afraid that the injection is just masking the pain, which is okay if you know you cannot worsen the damage, but you don't know the diagnosis.
 

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Thank you for all the responses.<br>
Decision: I am going to proceed with building my mileage, starting with a zero base. SLOW and LOW! I think the 3 week break helped whatever was going on, and if I have problems again, I am will go back to an ortho, just not this one!
 

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Cool <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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