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Sid_Vicious
04-10-2005, 07:10 AM
Here's the story. Tuesday night this week I took a tumble in the living room(pool table tightens my path to the kitchen, plus it was night time), and I wondered then if the left leg had taken any damage but nothing twinged as time went along and I even played a tournament Thursday and the leg never bothered me in the least. Well Friday there seemed to be a hitch in the socket area below the hip, Saturday it was real slow getting up and moving without a spasm, and today just getting out of bed was a real challenge.

You ever had such a scenario? Is it reasonable that something which happened 2-3 days before resurface in such a way as this? I'll have it checked Monday if it isn't better, but I figured y'all maybe had an experience to share with me today.

Thanks,
Sid

Popcorn
04-10-2005, 09:01 AM
I had what sounds like the exact thing happen but I slipped on some spilled shampoo. I wasn't in that much pain at first, but after a while I was really in pain and it turned out I had a torn cartilage in my hip. I had to have arthroscopic surgery to repair it. I was very lucky to have the surgeon who pioneered that type of hip surgery do it. He did Greg Norman, Jay Fiedler, Steve Elkington, Jesper Parnevik, Lamar Thomas Tara Lipinski, and more, he is the top guy in the field. He is Marc J. Philippon Before the arthroscopic type surgery they would cut you open and begin messing around the nerves often leaving you on pain medicine the rest of your life. I don't know what your problem is but I had the same tear that Jay Fiedler of the Dolphins had and it is very common. What you are describing sounds like what I had. Either way get it diagnosed properly hip problems don't get better by themselves.

http://www.golftoday.co.uk/news/yeartodate/news00/norman17.html

Sid_Vicious
04-10-2005, 04:29 PM
How long did you wait until you had it looked at???sid

Popcorn
04-10-2005, 05:01 PM
I went to the doctor but it was a while before it was properly diagnosised. They keep saying it was a strain and stuff like that, A few months went by and I was getting worse, before I saw the right guy.

CarolNYC
04-11-2005, 02:50 AM
Hi Sid,
Sorry to hear of your fall-

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Is it reasonable that something which happened 2-3 days before resurface in such a way as this? <hr /></blockquote>

ABSOLUTELY!
Its like,when you first start working out,say stomach crunches,everythings great first 2-3 days,then,bam,muscles are killing ya!
Or,God forbid ,you'er in a Motor vehicle accident (MVA),first few days ,nothing,then it hits you!
Some injuries are so deceiving-they're there,but dont show till the pain is triggered! /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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I'll have it checked Monday if it isn't better <hr /></blockquote>

I would,too!
Hope everything turns out okay!
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Rich R.
04-11-2005, 02:58 AM
Sid, I don't think your normal GP can properly diagnose something like you have. So, don't waste your time and money. Get an appointment with an Orthopedic Specialist. They know what they are looking at, in a case like yours.

I hope it is just a strain. Good luck.

Sid_Vicious
04-11-2005, 05:33 AM
"Some injuries are so deceiving-they're there,but dont show till the pain is triggered!"

That sure seems to be the situation here, not a whisper of discomfort after that initial fall's recovery that night until Friday, then it spasm'd and pained to the extreme. Since I've been on Aleive(sp?) it has gotten much better, keep your fingers crossed. I am watching it today throughout work before I decide upon a trip to see about it. Thanks everyone for your responses and concerns.

Popcorn, will it be alright to contact you in PM for any followups with this? I don't feel it is best to drag this out here in case it is just a knee jerk panic of mine and it goes away on it's own, but I'd like the ability to continue with you in case the symptoms creep back to remind me I still need to address the issue...sid

Popcorn
04-11-2005, 10:46 AM
Yes, I will turn my PM back on. I have a wacko from here that sends me PM's me all the time and I have had it turned off.

Gayle in MD
04-11-2005, 12:08 PM
Hi Sid,
Sorry about your injury. You take care of yourself now...I sure hope you don't have to go through any surgery!

Let us know how you're doing, OK?

Gayle in Md.

CarolNYC
04-11-2005, 12:21 PM
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keep your fingers crossed <hr /></blockquote>
You got it,Sid /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Feel better-let us know!
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

SpiderMan
04-11-2005, 01:13 PM
Sid,

When I totaled my truck a couple of years ago, I had a broken finger and a bunch of bruises where the belts and harnesses caught me, but no noticeable "mystery" pains.

Then, about three days later, every bone, muscle, and gut in me was hurting. Included in that was a very sharp pain in the right hip whenever I moved my leg a certain way, such as climbing stairs. You probably remember me limping around for a few weeks after the wreck, but be aware that that did not start until a few days later. A situation very similar to your experience, and it all went away on it's own.

SpiderMan

Sid_Vicious
04-11-2005, 01:32 PM
I can alert you here on the board first if you prefer. Right now I am motoring around like it's all better, but the Aleve is helping I imagine. I don;t want your open PM to cause you any troubles...sid

CarolNYC
04-12-2005, 02:44 AM
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When I totaled my truck a couple of years ago, I had a broken finger and a bunch of bruises <hr /></blockquote>

Hey Marty,
Keyword here-totalled-thank God you walked away! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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and it all went away on it's own.
<hr /></blockquote>

/ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Carol

Wally_in_Cincy
04-12-2005, 05:14 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> Hey Marty,
Keyword here-totalled-thank God you walked away! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
<hr /></blockquote>

spiderman's wreck is a classic example of seat belts saving a life or at least a serious injury if I am recalling his story correctly. It certainly convinced me to be more diligent about wearing mine.

SpiderMan
04-12-2005, 08:48 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote CarolNYC:</font><hr> Hey Marty,
Keyword here-totalled-thank God you walked away! /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
<hr /></blockquote>

spiderman's wreck is a classic example of seat belts saving a life or at least a serious injury if I am recalling his story correctly. It certainly convinced me to be more diligent about wearing mine. <hr /></blockquote>

That's exactly true. When an 18-wheeler turns in front of you, and you go from 35 to zero in 3 feet (that's about how much my truck was shortened), you don't even have time to sh!t your pants. You are totally at the mercy of whatever occupant-protection systems are in use. Lucky for me, that included seat belt, shoulder harness, and air bag. Everything worked perfectly, and added another foot or so of deceleration space for my body.

I used to really want a classic car or street rod, but I realize that I would have been killed in anything that was not engineered and crash-test verified to preserve your body. Now I'm not so keen on the classic (but I still ride the motorcycle - guess familiarity really does breed contempt).

SpiderMan

CarolNYC
04-12-2005, 02:32 PM
Wally,

"Buckle up-its the LAW!" /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

CarolNYC
04-12-2005, 02:35 PM
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When an 18-wheeler turns in front of you <hr /></blockquote>

OMG-I hate driving next to tractor-trailers-everytime you hear about an accident, a tractor trailer is involved!
Thank God,once again, the safety equipment worked, you wearing it and you walked away!

Carol /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Deeman2
04-13-2005, 10:50 AM
Sid,

My dog, Midnight, says he suspects you were shot by a Texan. If you start draggin your leg around after you, let me know. If you find #7 birdshot in your scrotum, that's going to be another telltale sign. JUST JOKING! No hate mail please.... /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Deeman
hope Sid becomes Vicious once again....