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I really think that I need to start a support group for hip recovery. My PT and I joke about this every time I’m at PT. I end up talking to at least one fellow patient every visit about something hip related.
I also got an email from a good friend this week asking if she could give my email address to one of her friends who has similar symptoms to me. I’ve had a long road and sometimes forget how much I’ve learned and know! Of course I said yes and we have been corresponding via email. Although my journey has been long, at least my original diagnosis was pretty fast considering the average time it takes to typically get diagnosed. Per a research article from the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine, on average a patient sees 4 practitioners prior to diagnosis.
Luckily, it’s getting more common, but still many have never heard about it. This is why I am seriously considering starting a support group…..what else do I have to do?!