Karin's hip arthroscopy
Since the procedure, Karin’s condition has significantly improved and she has returned to her energetic lifestyle as a yoga instructor.
As the injections only released me from pain for six weeks, we had to move onto the next procedure: arthroscopy. This was too big a step for me at the time. For the following six months I tried alternative homeopathic medicine and exercises with the physio to avoid an operation, but the pain did not disappear. At the end, I had no choice but to go for the operation, which went really well and was a smooth process. The staff at Goring Hall were amazing and they made me feel like I was staying in a 5-star hotel. The team were constantly ensuring that I felt comfortable and had what I needed.
During the whole process, Mr Shah has always been very clear and precise in his evaluations and information towards what to expect and how we could proceed with the next step. He has never pushed for any decision and always gave me time to think and evaluate the situation. He is the most polite, pleasant and trustworthy doctor I have met. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has any problems with their hips or are worried about having a hip operation.
Today, six months later I am teaching yoga five times a week, biking everywhere and enjoying walks on the South Downs. I know that at some stage in the future I will have to have a hip replacement, but based on my positive experience with Mr Shah that no longer worries me.