Hip Pain Resource


Welcome to my hip pain page.  Here is a list of postings I’ve written about my torn hip labrum and my pregnancy.  I also listed all the reader questions I’ve gotten asking about the level of hip pain I experienced during my pregnancy.  I hope this page becomes a great resource to my readers. Please feel free to share it with your friends. Until next time and thanks for stopping by Small Steps to Health.


My Hip Pain is from a Torn Hip Labrum – I injured my back and hip in a car accident in 2006. After seeing several doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists I finally found out the source of my hip pain in 2010. I really though once I got a diagnosis, the doctors would be able to fix it.

Managing Hip Pain

Hip Exercises for a Hip Injury (Torn Hip Labrum) – readers ask what I am specific exercises I do to manage my hip pain.

Deep Tissue Massage using Foam Roller Exercises for Hip Pain, Part 1 – a discussion on the importance of icing and scar tissue formation.

Deep Tissue Massage using Foam Roller Exercises for Hip Pain, Part 2 – a discussion on the concept of foam rolling exercises for massaging away hip pain and how to use a tennis ball to pinpoint specific. problem areas.

Can a Torn Hip Labrum Heal Itself? – Overview of a hip labrum and how it does not have nerve endings or its own blood supply. So the quick answer is no, a torn hip labrum cannot heal itself.  But can you decrease your hip pain level? Yes.

Your To-Do List Before You Schedule Hip Surgery – a checklist of things to consider before scheduling your hip surgery.

Torn Hip Labrum and Pregnancy

Torn Hip Labrum during Pregnancy – my experience with managing my hip pain during my pregnancy. Loosening ligaments from the relaxin hormones increased my pain level.  Relaxin peaked during this time coinciding with my pain level.  The hip pain actually help steady after writing this post, but my back started hurting in the third trimester.

Torn Hip Labrum after Pregnancy – reader question about my decision to have a baby rather than seeking further treatment for my hip pain. The short answer is I am quickly approaching my mid-30s (hello biological clock). At some point I need to move on with my life.

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Danielle November 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Your story is almost the same as mine. I fell on steep metal stairs in 2007, MRIs showed bulging L4/L5 and L5/SI. I was treated for lower back problems for alittle over 2.5 years all the while I was saying to Drs. I think there is something wrong with my hip. Finally my dr ordered a Arthogram in Jan 2010 and showed anterior labrum tear and associated cysts as well as buritis. In Feb 2010 I found out I was pregnant. After pregnancy, I breastfeed so I couldnt have the surgery. I have surgery schuduled for Feb 2012.


asithi November 4, 2011 at 11:57 am

Danielle – It really makes you wonder why doctors don’t listen to their patients as often. You know there is something wrong with your hip, just as I know there is something wrong with my hip. All this time, everyone keeps ignoring the complaints like the pain on your hip is just in your head. Good luck with your surgery Danielle. Please keep me posted on your recovery. With an 8 month old, surgery is not a good option for me right now.


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