So I am starting a thread that will possibly help you decide whether you should get hip surgery to correct a Labral tear and possible secondary pain such as, glute pain, hip pain, groin pain, and coccyx pain. Now initially the pain started around the lower back/deep upper glute and started to spread towards the side of the hip, back of the hip, under the knee/above the ankle(sciatica), and finally in the end, the groin and coccyx areas. I was taking ibuprofen, gabapentin, methocarbamol, prednisone(for 3 months), amitriptyline hcl, norcatics, mophine shots, and cortisone shots(in piriformis). I was a giant mess going to the ER 2-3 a week. Initially they thought that I had an impingement of the sciatica nerve in the spine, the MRI showed to be negative, PT did very little, so finally since I had snapping and locking of the hip, we had MRI done on the left hip, which showed an anterior condrolabral separation(a Labrador tear for simplicity) and a piriformis muscle which was narrowing the foramin of the sciatica nerve( the piriformis was pinching the sciatica nerve). At this point the pain lvl's I was experiencing was 9-10 on a daily basis, many times suicide crossed my mind, finally got a steroid shot in piriformis which helped tremendously, but wore off quickly. I went to see an ortho when my pain lvl was back to 8-9(around this time, about 6 months since the pain began, my groin pain just had started) The nurse told me she had piriformis syndrome and the only thing that cured it was vitamin d, it took her a while to get her v-d lvl's back to normal, over a year, she also said the labral tear and glute pain are two separate things, my physical therapist said the same.( I find out later on this was false). The ortho said that I'll be referred to a sports medicine doctor for my labral tear. So I went home that day, very depressed and decided to try a multi vitamin pill. I kid you not, rather I swear to god, 2 hours after taking that multi vitamin pill, everything just flipped around, my pain went down extremely fast. I found strong research claiming that certain vitamins such as b-12 can help when muscle pain. I also read the there is actually a connection between piriformis and near by structures such as si joint or the hip. The pain I was in was around 6-5 at this point, I finally got to see the sports medicine Doctor from USC and he said labral tears most common symptom is groin, however, it is not limited to that, a labral tear could cause havoc to other structures as well, si joint, thigh pain, glute pain, etc. So I had the surgery done and he said the tear was small, only 2 sutures were used and he did some shaving. It's been 7 weeks since the surgery and I'm doing so much better. A lot of the pain in the side hip went away and even the glute, the doctor said labrum should fully heal in 3 months since the tear was small, however, it will take a year to fully recover. I read an authentic 216 page research paper on hip labral tears and it's said 36% of patients will feel pain in the glute, 67% the side hip and 90% in the groin. Right now I am taking 1500 gabapentin/day, 2400 ibuprofen, 25mg amitriptyline hcl, multivitamin pill, 5000iu vitamin-d, blood work showed a decencies in vitamin-d.