This week hip pain got me an emergency visit to the orthopedic surgeon. Diagnosis is.....
Absolutely dead give away on this? Pain in the hip walking up stairs. If you feel this, don't wait for it to go away. Get it treated early.
My doctor manipulated my leg with every possible motion as a demonstration for his new assistant. Then he told me to lay on my side and raise my 'bad' leg up. "Hold it up against my pressing down," he said to me. Then he said to his new assistant, "She's a figure skater, she has abductors of steel."
Anyway, nothing happened all with all the manipulation testing, then he pressed his "Thumb of Pain" onto my hip bone.
Yeah, that hurt like a son of a bitch.
Prescription: powerful anti-inflammatory drugs, ultrasound, and PT guidance for stretching.
"Can I skate?" I asked.
"Sure," he said, "Just don't fall."
I never plan to. Does anyone?