Hip labral tears, shoulder labral tears, herniated disk. Yep, I wouldn't pass vet.
Help me, I'm lame! Hahaha
I did a search for people that have had FAI and hip labral tears, but most were from a few years ago and I know it has become more popular. I'm a collegiate athlete, not the equestrian team. I have FAI labral tears in both hips as well as labral tears in both shoulders and a herniated disk in my back. I've been muscling through the pain at practice, competing, riding, living etc for a few years now. for those of you who have had it, you know how especially uncomfortable FAI can be. I have the typical symptoms, back pain, glute pain, groin pain and quad/knee pain. The shoulders have been torn for more than a year now and are "as tolerated" by the doctor. He wasn't in a hurry to rush into fixing them and I'm not interested anyway. The herniated disk in my back isn't much of a concern either to the doctor right now as I don't have numbness. , The hips are new, and concern me and doctors. I know there are consequences for not fixing it, but I don't know much about the surgery since it isn't popular.
I'm looking for success stories with repairs when it comes to FAI especially. I don't really want to get surgery, but my coaches have been limiting me lately, and I just want to do my job. I can handle the pain, but they're worried about how I will hold up during seasons, as the hip tears are fairly new. I've been okay so far, but I'm not really interested in getting surgery right now and I'm sick of being babied. I just want to keep on pushing through it.
Basically, id love to hear your stories and successes as I have no idea what to do. I am not really interested in sitting out. I meet with a hip specialist to go into further details about my MRI next week.