Due to the recent knee pain that has curtailed my riding...and then the increased pain in my hip, I figured I should contact my ortho doc about getting back in.
A little Hx: Summer of 2011 I found I was having really bad pain in left hip and if walked or stood for too long my legs and feet went numb especially on left side. I delayed seeing Doc due to $ until I had money again in my flex plan. So got in finally in late 2011 to see my PCP. X-rays of hip and lower back were done. X-rays revealed mild degenerative arthritis...and partially torn labrum. MRI was then ordered to get better info and was referred to ortho. Had MRI done on hip. Saw Ortho and he ordered MRI on lower spine. MRI on spine was 1/18/12 and last visit to Ortho was 2/6/12.
My ortho was not super approachable and clear. He referred me to the back clinic for the spine issue (lumbar spinal stenosis). I did not understand that the wanted me BACK in 4 weeks or that among his plans for me was to perform arthroscopic on my hip. I found this out YESTERDAY when my PCP pulled up the ortho doc notes on the computer. My last visit on Feb 6 was prior to me getting busy riding and finding I really enjoyed it....nearly 2300 miles later....I was using OTC anti-inflammatory meds and occasional Vicodin to manage pain etc. Until the knee pain suddenly appeared...I was dealing with things I thought.
Read up on arthroscopic of hip and am not thrilled at ALL.
May screw up my plans to ride the Tour de Palm Springs and other things.
Will know more once I get back in to see the ortho doc.