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MRI Came back good, so the Dr thinks it's just an inflamed hamstring tendon. He prescribed methylprednisolone for the next week and if that doesn't help he wrote a prescription for PT.
 

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Yeah, I'm researching right now. I think I might have a partial tear, so I'm trying to find a different doctor to confirm (the other doctor knew something was wrong but didn't do a full analysis of what was up there/didn't really suggest anything other than going lighter and resting). I'm still feeling a little under the weather from my cold, so I'm going to rest up and start tackling this in a few days.
Replying to myself because this thread is my fitness journal. Doctor appointment this Friday with an actual sports medicine doctor, which I feel might be more applicable than a normal physician. I'm hoping that it is confirmed what exactly I did to myself or a better estimate is given. Hopefully some PT is proposed.

My gym emailed back and were sad/didn't want me to lose my momentum. They said there was a ton of other stuff they can do in the gym to maintain strength and fitness in other areas outside my hip. They also suggested maybe switching from the regular fitness class to a semi-private schedule over the next couple of months for the same cost, instead of pausing my fitness totally. They said they could make a program around my hip as well as incorporating any PT exercises I might have assigned.

Seriously going to consider this if the appointment on Friday goes well.
 

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Seriously going to consider this if the appointment on Friday goes well.
The appointment went both well and not well. Turns out I have FAI in both my hip joints, but it's mostly impacting my left hip due to overcompensating. Little tiny CAM bone spur on both sides that has been bumping into the socket/irritating the cartilage. Doctor said, based on my flexibility/movements that I actually wasn't using my glute on my left side because my body was subconsciously trying to stop the bone spur from irritating the cartilage liner. Instead, it was forcing my thigh and calf to do all the heavy lifting, resulting in the left leg muscles and the piriformis nerve getting pinched/becoming super tight over time. So just an angry cycle of everything getting wound tighter and tighter like a spring.

Doctor gave me muscle relaxants to use at night when I need to (30 day supply, mostly going to use them when I walk a ton/am super sore). Set up my PT assessment for this upcoming Friday so I can start doing PT for 4-6 weeks, then they're reassess to see if I need surgery or more PT. Doctor doesn't want to do surgery since the CAM isn't severe, but the PT pretty much needs to show me how to re-use my entire left leg the 'right' way. I emailed to cancel my gym for at least October and November. They did really want me to keep coming in, but I don't think I can juggle work, PT, and gym. And I don't feel like paying $170 to only work on arms when I can't/don't want to do anything with my hip to fuck things up anymore.

Yay, competent doctors that have x-ray machines onsite and who (I assume, based on the photos) treats the defensive line of the Colts. It's nice to have an actual concrete answer of what's wrong with x-rays and a plan, versus other doctor just being like 'Ah, it's your hip area, but no pain? It's your glute!' and then telling me to keep working out.

I'm hoping if/when this gets fixed I can get back to the gym. I'm going to use the few months off to be super serious about my PT and to concentrate on my CICO in the meantime.
 

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The appointment went both well and not well. Turns out I have FAI in both my hip joints, but it's mostly impacting my left hip due to overcompensating. Little tiny CAM bone spur on both sides that has been bumping into the socket/irritating the cartilage. Doctor said, based on my flexibility/movements that I actually wasn't using my glute on my left side because my body was subconsciously trying to stop the bone spur from irritating the cartilage liner. Instead, it was forcing my thigh and calf to do all the heavy lifting, resulting in the left leg muscles and the piriformis nerve getting pinched/becoming super tight over time. So just an angry cycle of everything getting wound tighter and tighter like a spring.

Doctor gave me muscle relaxants to use at night when I need to (30 day supply, mostly going to use them when I walk a ton/am super sore). Set up my PT assessment for this upcoming Friday so I can start doing PT for 4-6 weeks, then they're reassess to see if I need surgery or more PT. Doctor doesn't want to do surgery since the CAM isn't severe, but the PT pretty much needs to show me how to re-use my entire left leg the 'right' way. I emailed to cancel my gym for at least October and November. They did really want me to keep coming in, but I don't think I can juggle work, PT, and gym. And I don't feel like paying $170 to only work on arms when I can't/don't want to do anything with my hip to fuck things up anymore.

Yay, competent doctors that have x-ray machines onsite and who (I assume, based on the photos) treats the defensive line of the Colts. It's nice to have an actual concrete answer of what's wrong with x-rays and a plan, versus other doctor just being like 'Ah, it's your hip area, but no pain? It's your glute!' and then telling me to keep working out.

I'm hoping if/when this gets fixed I can get back to the gym. I'm going to use the few months off to be super serious about my PT and to concentrate on my CICO in the meantime.
@JayKay PE hope you can get that fixed! Impingement of the joint does not sound fun! I've had shoulder impingement and I understand the "angry cycle" of everything getting wound tighter and stuff. Could be a long recovery process. The PT can be more painful than working out.

Praying your doctors focus all their attention on you and not the Colts, since they play the Titans this week.
 

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Sorry to hear, most people don't realize just how painful and damaging bone spurs can be, but I'm glad you got to the source of the issue! Hoping you can return to activity sooner than later!
 

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@JayKay PE hope you can get that fixed! Impingement of the joint does not sound fun! I've had shoulder impingement and I understand the "angry cycle" of everything getting wound tighter and stuff. Could be a long recovery process. The PT can be more painful than working out.

Praying your doctors focus all their attention on you and not the Colts, since they play the Titans this week.
Yup! Friday is the assessment. I feel like it's been hurting more this past week because the doctor played around with my rotation on Friday and also because my body has finally been given 'permission' to realize the ache wasn't from exercise and something is actually wrong. PT...is prob going to be painful. Especially since I have barely 5-degree rotation in on my left side, which...is not good.

@Supe I'm super hoping I can get back into working out, but I'm def using this rest period to just...relax. I liked having the gym as part of my routine, but a little break won't kill me. Means I can just back into it and hopefully come back stronger!
 

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The appointment went both well and not well. Turns out I have FAI in both my hip joints, but it's mostly impacting my left hip due to overcompensating. Little tiny CAM bone spur on both sides that has been bumping into the socket/irritating the cartilage. Doctor said, based on my flexibility/movements that I actually wasn't using my glute on my left side because my body was subconsciously trying to stop the bone spur from irritating the cartilage liner. Instead, it was forcing my thigh and calf to do all the heavy lifting, resulting in the left leg muscles and the piriformis nerve getting pinched/becoming super tight over time. So just an angry cycle of everything getting wound tighter and tighter like a spring.

Doctor gave me muscle relaxants to use at night when I need to (30 day supply, mostly going to use them when I walk a ton/am super sore). Set up my PT assessment for this upcoming Friday so I can start doing PT for 4-6 weeks, then they're reassess to see if I need surgery or more PT. Doctor doesn't want to do surgery since the CAM isn't severe, but the PT pretty much needs to show me how to re-use my entire left leg the 'right' way. I emailed to cancel my gym for at least October and November. They did really want me to keep coming in, but I don't think I can juggle work, PT, and gym. And I don't feel like paying $170 to only work on arms when I can't/don't want to do anything with my hip to fuck things up anymore.

Yay, competent doctors that have x-ray machines onsite and who (I assume, based on the photos) treats the defensive line of the Colts. It's nice to have an actual concrete answer of what's wrong with x-rays and a plan, versus other doctor just being like 'Ah, it's your hip area, but no pain? It's your glute!' and then telling me to keep working out.

I'm hoping if/when this gets fixed I can get back to the gym. I'm going to use the few months off to be super serious about my PT and to concentrate on my CICO in the meantime.
The d-line of the colts is solidly decent. So that's something. :)
 

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The appointment went both well and not well. Turns out I have FAI in both my hip joints, but it's mostly impacting my left hip due to overcompensating. Little tiny CAM bone spur on both sides that has been bumping into the socket/irritating the cartilage. Doctor said, based on my flexibility/movements that I actually wasn't using my glute on my left side because my body was subconsciously trying to stop the bone spur from irritating the cartilage liner. Instead, it was forcing my thigh and calf to do all the heavy lifting, resulting in the left leg muscles and the piriformis nerve getting pinched/becoming super tight over time. So just an angry cycle of everything getting wound tighter and tighter like a spring.

Doctor gave me muscle relaxants to use at night when I need to (30 day supply, mostly going to use them when I walk a ton/am super sore). Set up my PT assessment for this upcoming Friday so I can start doing PT for 4-6 weeks, then they're reassess to see if I need surgery or more PT. Doctor doesn't want to do surgery since the CAM isn't severe, but the PT pretty much needs to show me how to re-use my entire left leg the 'right' way. I emailed to cancel my gym for at least October and November. They did really want me to keep coming in, but I don't think I can juggle work, PT, and gym. And I don't feel like paying $170 to only work on arms when I can't/don't want to do anything with my hip to fuck things up anymore.

Yay, competent doctors that have x-ray machines onsite and who (I assume, based on the photos) treats the defensive line of the Colts. It's nice to have an actual concrete answer of what's wrong with x-rays and a plan, versus other doctor just being like 'Ah, it's your hip area, but no pain? It's your glute!' and then telling me to keep working out.

I'm hoping if/when this gets fixed I can get back to the gym. I'm going to use the few months off to be super serious about my PT and to concentrate on my CICO in the meantime.
I'm so sorry to hear about this set back. But at least you know what's going on! That's a good start to recovery. I hope they get you all fixed up.
 

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I get to go golfing next Tuesday. I haven't golfed in almost 10 years so that should be...something. lol I hope it's like riding a bike. I used to golf and go to the driving range A LOT for several years... I still enjoy watching golf... so maybe through osmosis, I won't suck too bad.

Either way, we are playing best ball and I'm going with people I like. Should be fun.
 

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Who would've guessed that running regularly would actually improve your times? lol

Here's where I'm at:
9/8: 1mi, 8:28 (had to walk a little bit)
9/14: 1mi, 7:58 (had to walk, but less than last time)
9/16: 1mi, 7:51 (started off strong, too strong, so had to walk a little bit at the end)
9/21: 1mi, 7:42 (maintained a steady pace and ran the whole time)

Now that I've hit a mile while running the whole time, I think I'm going to try pushing my distances while running, and finishing off the remaining distance with a walk (It's 1mi exactly from the end of the driveway, around the neighborhood and back. So if I can push myself to run 1.25mi next time, I'll just walk .25 back for a total of 1.5mi. If I can push 1.5mi, then I'll walk .5mi back for a total of 2mi).
 

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PT sucks. I have two 'active' and two 'passive' exercises I need to do twice a day. Three of the exercises I don't mind, the two passive are stretches and one of the active is side steps using a band. I fucking hate one-legged glute bridges. It highlights everything wrong with my glutes and I have to manually engage (aka: poke with two fingers) my left glute when I do the exercise because it just...doesn't listen and makes my thigh do the work. It's so weird doing them on one side, and everything works and I can feel my right glute engaging, and then doing my left side and...nothing.

This is barely the first week. I'm in PT hell.
 

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I was told there was only crossfit going on in here.
Why did you have to say that word? Now they're going to flock over here and inform us as to why they do xfit, and that they're vegan, and have been getting more gains since going vegan. It just keeps going once they get started. Heck, it doesn't even have to be xfit. The other day I was at the range and told my buddy we had to pick up the wads after shooting shotgun. Lo and behold there was an xfitter at the range who overheard "wod" instead of "wad" and it wasn't 30 seconds later he ran up with a weight vest on asking if we were doing RX or RX+. I dropped him with some #7 birdshot.
 

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If you feel like you should, you probably should. Trust your feelings.
 

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