Hip injuries

BigBadCam

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 7, 2006
6,821
15
Glenroy, Vic
AFL Club
Geelong
I was told at the end of last season that the severe pain I was getting on my hip was a result of bone spurs which had developed on the ends of my hip bones on both sides. The doctors couldn't tell me whether this was the result of genetics or bad squat form or just general wear and tear. I was told that professional athletes have been getting these bone spurs filed down for the last few years, and that the operation has only just become available to the general public, but that they weren't sure on the long term ramifications of the surgery.

I have had numerous other surgeries in the past on other body parts, which have been nowhere near as successful as the doctors have claimed them to be, and the current financial climate is not good for me, so I decided against the surgery. The few physios I have been to haven't really known much about my problem and haven't really given me much hope for a decent future playing career.

Any help or information would be appreciated.
 

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mick4

Team Captain
May 14, 2003
402
4
Melbourne
AFL Club
Essendon
I was told at the end of last season that the severe pain I was getting on my hip was a result of bone spurs which had developed on the ends of my hip bones on both sides. The doctors couldn't tell me whether this was the result of genetics or bad squat form or just general wear and tear. I was told that professional athletes have been getting these bone spurs filed down for the last few years, and that the operation has only just become available to the general public, but that they weren't sure on the long term ramifications of the surgery.

I have had numerous other surgeries in the past on other body parts, which have been nowhere near as successful as the doctors have claimed them to be, and the current financial climate is not good for me, so I decided against the surgery. The few physios I have been to haven't really known much about my problem and haven't really given me much hope for a decent future playing career.

Any help or information would be appreciated.
I went and saw a specialist how sent me of to have x-rays which he could work out why I was getting pain. He did show the x-rays to a younger doctor who was able to come to the conclusion that the pain was coming from the bone that coming up from the leg into the hip was not smooth and was rubbing against the inside of the hip (not very technical I know).

I gave me an injection of quaterzone between the bones on the side of the hip into the affected area between and sent me of to a physio for some basic exercises like single leg squats with an elastic resistance band. He said that key hole surgery would be an option later on to smooth the bone. The processor is still very new though and what I could gather that not all specialists were across it.

The injection was successful for a while, probably haven't done the exercises enough. Walking or running long distances do cause it to flair up

I did hear Geelong doctor (Bradshaw??) talk about the processor on SEN about a year ago and he was saying that the un-even bone could cause other injury like OP and knee injuries. He did say that Matthew Kruzer was going to have the smoothing operation over the pre season.

I do think that over time I will have the surgery.
 

horj89

All Australian
Feb 16, 2008
831
47
Adelaide
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Arsenal
Last year I had some problems with my left hip with the pain extended down my thigh and to the knee. This had me in a considerable amount of pain while running/jogging and even walking.

I saw a physio and the club doctor and he ended up diagnosing it as the muscle on the thigh was pulling and putting stress on both my hip and knee. He pretty much he said rest for 2 weeks, stretch and take some anti-inflammatories.

It ended up coming up nicely but even now before training and games I'm very cautious and concentrate on stretching the area.

So I reckon just resting it and stretching are a good start.
 

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