In the military and have had some real trouble getting my injuries diagnosed. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.
That said it is confirmed that I have a left hip labram tear. I am told from a recent MRA it is torn from the 5 o'clock positon all the way around to the 12 o'clock position. So over 50% torn, not sure what that fully means yet but lets just say my left hip is bothering me. Have not had time to fix this problem I have been on deployment and have been just sucking it up with pain and mobility issues.
Fastforward 3 months, while on deployment my right hip has started bothering my. It has gotten worse and worse. Being in a remote location I was unable to have X-rays, MRI, etc... done so I was just treating with medication and PT. Now I am back in the states and our wonderful militay medical system has given me an appointment for late Aug and short of going into the ER I am stuck sucking the pain. It has gotten worse as the month have passed. Probably a 6 or 7 on the pain scale and jumps up to a 8 or 9 depending on what I am doing. (I consider 10=death or I would put 10 down)
I can not run, loading with body weight causes pain, when I shift in bed it is sharp pain in my hip and I instantly wake up in intense pain. If I stand on my feet too long my leg and foot go numb and the only relief is sitting down. I have very limited range of motion and can barely touch my toes and only for a short period of time. The main source of pain is in my righ hip and is pretty localized except when I stand up and thats when the pain increases and myleg goes numb. The PA who examined me did some tests and thought that I had cracked the head of my femor, maybe pelvis or hip.
Mind you I was jumping up and over walls and off roof tops with all my gear. I am 170lbs and my gear weighs anywhere from 45-60 lbs so there is some significant loading on the lower body. I am a life long soccer player, cyclist and endurance athlete. I have historically had very strong legs and have been refered to all "legs and lungs" This is killing me.
I am on oxy/percocet, etc.. just to get thru the day. Any suggestions out there or test to determine problem will be greatly appreicated. If the thought is that I should just go to the ER and forget waiting till my appt in Aug I will go. Thx for your time and apologize for the lengthy read.
Asked by rehsd - 3 answers - 8 years 28 weeks ago