|I wish it was snapping turtle syndrome|
As of right now, the plan is to have one (possibly more) injection into this inner bursa and see how that affects the pain. In about 80% of cases, this eases and ends the pain from the tendon at least. There are so many things going on that it's hard to pinpoint what is causing the worst problems. The first injection is scheduled for Monday at 9am and we'll take it from there.
|I don't know that I like this idea anymore. Thanks Google!|
Is it possible that surgery will still be in my future? Definitely. The CAM impingement makes it more likely that I'll need a little more attention directed at my hips in the future. The fact that I've got tendonitis/bursitis kinds of issues doesn't help. If the injections don't clear up the pain, then I'll be looking potentially at surgery to lengthen that tendon... which will cause more instability in my hips than the impingement does. It's not the best option, so hopefully it doesn't come to that. On the other hand, if that happens it'd give the doc time to clear up the labral tear as well.
I have to say though I'm a little let down after today's appointment. Everything went well and all, but I was ready for more action I think that it feels like we're taking. I'll probably feel differently once the giant needle hits my hip Monday morning though!
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