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Hip Arthroscopy 3-months Post-Op (FAI/Labral Repair)

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Hi everyone!

I had surgery for a right hip labral tear and FAI three months ago (5/12/2021). In all honesty, I've had a great recovery. No pain, only mild groin soreness/pinching - which I was assured was normal.

I finished physical therapy two weeks ago and have my 3-month follow-up on Friday. The amount of groin tightness/pinching had vastly reduced in the last month or so. However, since this past Monday, I've been feeling a bit more sore in my groin area and have had a more noticeable pinching sensation with certain movements. I used to stretch every night before bed and have been unable to as I feel the pinching sensation, predominantly when I do a supine abductor stretch (I think this is the name) with a strap. I also feel it if I let my knee drop to the right when laying up, knees bent.

I've increased icing to 3 times per day, 45 minutes to one hour at a time. Not currently taking any medications.

Does this sound normal at 3 months post-op?
 

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@Arami91 Welcome to BoneSmart!
supine abductor stretch
Why do you feel you need to do this exercise? Are you also dropping your leg to the right? That hip is still very much in healing mode. It is telling you it is not happy with this exercise. I would stop doing this stretch and see if the discomfort eases.

I know you are 3 months out. But here are your recovery guidelines. They focus on THR recovery but your recovery from arthroscopy is very similar and in fact can take longer than from THR.

Hip Recovery: The Guidelines
We are all different, as are the approaches to this recovery and rehab. The key is, “Find what works for YOU.“ Your doctor(s), physiotherapist(s) and BoneSmart are here to help. But you have the final decision as to what approach you use.

1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you​
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of this BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for THRs
6. Access these pages on the website

Pain management and the pain chart
Healing: how long does it take?
Chart representation of THR recovery

Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
Energy drain for THRs
Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 
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Why do you feel you need to do this exercise? Are you also dropping your leg to the right? That hip is still very much in healing mode. It is telling you it is not happy with this exercise. I would stop doing this stretch and see if the discomfort eases.
Yes, the leg drops to the right. This is a stretch PT would do a variation of manually after the 6-week follow-up. At that juncture, they "moved" me to the following phase and the doctor gave the directive to start increasing my ROM. In the last two weeks of PT, they had me doing certain stretches by myself so I could continue at home. This one, knees to chest, hamstring stretch with strap, and hip flexor stretch (on bed, letting leg hang off the side).

Is it normal that I hadn't experienced any discomfort previously? Could it be that perhaps inflammation was happening but up until now I didn't feel it?
 

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Hello Arami91,

I’m at the same situation. I have doctor appoimtment today. I have a guess, I think it is something about psoas inflamation.

Do you already know what is going on?

PS: english is not my first language.
 

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