I went in to see a doc about sharp pain in my right hip I've had for 3 years. After an X-Ray and MRI, it showed I have a hip impingement (from what I understand, excess growth of bone causing loss of motion), a torn labrum (apparently common when you have a hip impingement), and arthritis of my hip joint. Theres an arthoscopic surgery that helps (similar to what Alex Gordon or Alex Rodriguiz had, not exactly though), but the doc said insurance usually will not cover it and the surgery will not cure/prevent further arthritis.
Basically, im 19 with arthritis in my right hip. Pretty demoralized right now, I love lifting and squats, but now im not sure what I can do again.
My question is, what can I do to help slow down/help the arthritis? Like supplements to use/exercises to avoid. Will doing something like squats worsen the arthritis? Im fine with living with the current pain from doing squats, but if squats/leg presses will worsen the arthritis I will stop.
On that note, are there hip friendly exercises for the legs? I can only think of leg curls and leg extensions, not exactly as fun as squats or RDL's or deadlifts.
EDIT ON JUNE 6th: Changed title of thread to "19 with FAI", more accurately reflects my condition and treatment. Im hoping I can actually change the title, I've never tried before. The arthritis is a technicality, this thread is now about FAI and my treatment, recovery, and any issues I have along the way. Im using it to help other lifters with this problem because I have found very little on the web about people who had it and their recovery, especially for lifters and active people. Feel free to ask questions or give your own experience with this condition, im always wanting to help others and hear their stories.