Arthritis and Torn Labrum - Second Opinion?
Hello, I've recently been diagnosed with arthritis and a torn labrum in my hip. I'm 45 years old and in good health otherwise. I'm a runner (up until my hip pain a few months ago) and I'm a healthy weight for my height (135lbs at 5'8"). I had an x-ray and an MRI done on my hip. When my doctor gave me the diagnosis, she said that she wouldn't repair the labrum. Is this normal? I've read that a torn labrum doesn't heal on its own, and I'd like to continue being active. I guess I'm wondering if I should seek a second opinion or if it's normal to not repair a torn labrum in someone in my situation. I understand that I don't have all of the information, but up until my hip pain (and even through it for a little while) I was running 5Ks at sub 6:30 pace. It seems odd to me that my doctor would just throw up her hands and say there's nothing to do about the labrum. Thanks for reading and replying.