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Labrum Tear, TMS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Marytabby, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Marytabby

    Marytabby Peer Supporter

    Hi all,
    For about 9 months my right inner pelvic/hip area has had very limited range of motion and then pain if I try to stretch it. It feels "stuck" so I can't open my hip very far on that side. It just stops at a certain point and will hurt if I push it. I had an MRI as a rule out measure and it shows a small tear in the labrum which is a cushion at the inner hip joint. My doc said go to a hip specialist to see if they want to try a cortisone shot or maybe surgical repair. Does this sound like TMS or is it worth a trip for a specialist's opinion? I'm conflicted. I also still have 18 months of knee pain on that same side that was diagnosed as cartliage wear.
    Mary in Boston
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2016
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    There are many TMS physicians in the Boston area, have you consulted with any of them?
  3. Marytabby

    Marytabby Peer Supporter

    Hi Tom,
    The couple of TMS docs in the area have not been very effective at definitively saying that any of my symptoms are TMS. They seem to have a doubt about saying TMS as confidently as Sarno. One admitted he is not a Sarno purist and said my knee is both TMS and structural. The other TMS doc always says "I am not sure" when I see him for TMS consults.
  4. Avy

    Avy New Member

    Hi Marytabby. This story is so familiar to me because I also have labral tear and FAI in both of my hips. I went to a few of specialists and all of them told me to try physical therapy first, but it only made it worse so I gave up. I was determent to have a surgery until a person who has gone through hip surgeries told me about TMS. To be honest you with today I rarely think about it because I accepted completely that it is TMS, especially since my pain would come and go and move around. In my opinion labral tear is similar to a herniated disc- it is a normal aging process of the body like a gray hair. I believe that Sarno even shortly mentioned in one of his books labrum tear. You should probably visit a few specialists to make a decision for yourself, but be wise and collect a lot of evidence and knowledge. Good luck.
  5. Marytabby

    Marytabby Peer Supporter

    Thank you Avy, this was very helpful to read. And you have the same thought I do. I was thinking to myself, ok, so the MRI shows a small labral tear. But that is similar to all these MRIs that show meniscus tear and it's something orthos love to jump all over for surgery and the surgeries do nothing. The two TMS docs I see in my area really never leave me with a solid, confident TMS diagnosis, they always seem to feel afraid to say it's TMS, definitively. They say: "It probably is TMS, or it could be TMS". So I go on here because people like you and the rest of us end up finding our OWN path to progress. I am in no hurry to go running to a specialist.
  6. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks for the reply Marrytabby, so much for the "science" of medicine--even TMS docs don't always have the answers. I'm a "hippy" too and taking a conservative, non-surgical approach. I'l stick with the pain I know and work with that. I run in the pool, maybe I'll come back as a fish.

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