Vail Daily health column: Hip pain? Retrain the brain

Vail Daily health column: Hip pain? Retrain the brain
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By caramie schnell

Is a labral tear in your hip the source of pain, or is it a symptom? Many of those who elect to have the tear surgically repaired struggle with recurrent pain and dysfunction, despite arduous rehabilitation efforts. What if the tear itself is not the problem? What if a torn labrum is actually a symptom, the byproduct of a compressed hip? A good analogy is a roof without gutters. Rain and melting snow run unobstructed, which in time erodes the siding. Cleaning the mold, repainting the surface and even replacing the siding will provide a temporary fix. Ultimately, unless gutters …

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