Wondering if anyone has had the same expirence I've had.
I'm 18 years old, and I got an excercise bike this December (it was my first time riding in several months due to an ankle injury). I went a little harder on the bike than I probably should have and ended up with a hip/groin pain.
I assumed it was a muscle strain and left it alone for a few weeks. It didn't get any better and I started noticing a clicking and locking in the hip. I went to the doctor and let him hear the clicking. He took an x-ray and said the clicking was from worn down cartledge. He said I developed an arthretic condition and that continuing biking would be good for me.
I tried doing so and the pain just came back. So I went for a second opinion. I let him hear the clicking, and he took an x-ray as well. He said the same thing as the first doctor and told me to continue biking. I didn't trust him and had to ask him twice before he finally ordered an MRI. He got the results back last Friday and told me they confirmed his arthretic diagonisis.
I didn't believe him again so I went and got a copy of my MRI report. One of the lines read: "There is tearing of the anterior superior labrum. There is reactive marrow edema in the femoral head adjacent to the area of cartilage loss".
From what I read on google, labrum tears are consistant with the clicking and locking I get, and that the condition would continue to worsen with activity unless repaired. I have an appointment with the Hospital for Special Surgery on Apr 15th, but was wondering if anyone had a similar expirence with these tears.