This is life and the only way to figure it out is to do the work. Research, seeing people (and figuring which ones know nothing), putting together all the clues, spending time on the internet, spending time in the gym, stretching, documenting all your issues and when they occur, eating, weaknesses, and knowing you are the only one that can correct them. The key is to find a medical provider that listens and learns with you and about you, it's a team effort.
I went through medical providers like crazy until I found ones I could trust and communicate with.
My chiropractor is super awesome. A Gonstead schooled person that is also an athlete. When she was training for a Tri I helped her with position and technique, learning with the provider. After all the surgeries she can still adjust me and keep me upright. She also has classes and provides exercises.
From being in your situation there are way more things going on. The past with you being 350 and still not having issues.
Thanks for the responses guys. Why I mentioned the seat position is I read that having it too far back can cause more pressure in front of hip aggravating a hip impingement. Assuming that's the "specialist" doc at the sports injury clinic meant about "narrowing" on the mri. Its strange because I rode pain free from 350 to 240 lbs, and now I have the prob. Thats why my first doc said it was probably overuse bursitis, but no amount of rest (months) ice anti-inflammatories help. Stretching just aggravates it. I was starting to think along the lines of what baronvc said about strength, core, flexibility. But I reason that if something is out of whack enough to cause this imbalance, then a general all-over approach is probably not going to address it, and in fact if not done properly may make it worse. I wish someone could tell me "this is why it hurts...this hits this..." and then "that's because this is tight, or this is weak, and this is what you do about it" Would a physical thereapist be able to actually determine what the issue is, or do they normally just treat the issue based on a doctor's diagnosis?? I hate my body telling me I can't do something.
Not a clue if this is related to your situation or not, but I'll share that in the past I've had some nagging, mysterious pains in my hip radiating down the leg which (with my MD's help) later turned out to be a bulging disc in my back. Physical therapy and losing pounds nailed the problem for me.
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Having may surgeries and a hip resurfacing there are things you can do.
The Doctors know about surgery, many have different ideas of how you should live. I saw several and took a route that was best for me. One Dr, with a good reputation wanted to do my him that week (2003), another put me on a rehab program with a PT that specialized in hips. I made it until the end of (2008). That surgeon said, "I don't operate on X-rays! I operate on people." I have no regrets.
My advice, look at your flexibility! It could be low back related, SI joint, pelvic twisted (Chiropractor find a Gonstead one), impingement of the nerves, etc. Look for a lumbar stabilization program, flexibility program, balance, core, and strength in the lower body. Check my Vlog and see some of the stuff I do. I've had a multilevel cervical fusion, lumbar and new hip. My problems were Lumbar, flexibility, balance and strength.
Saddle position? You should have been checked for flexibility. I know this feeling. Find someone good and try to adapt your position little by little and be ready next spring.
First off, I was fitted at an LBS and I do feel pretty comfortable. I've developed a nagging pain on the front of my hip for some time that has all but stopped me from biking completely. Been to doctors, had x-rays and an MRI now. only thing they've said is that it shows a bit of "narrowing" in the hip but no arthritis. Well as far as I can tell it feels like a hip impingement thing, pinching when that leg is at the top. less so if I sit up as much as possible. I read one article that suggested seat position as a factor. Just wondering what the standard position is most use, and if anyone else has dealt with this and any remedies they have had any success with. Thanks
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