Well I’ve been down to one crutch full-time since Thursday evening, just after my last post. Over the past few days, I’ve gotten more and more comfortable walking with one crutch, until finally, yesterday, I took my first steps without any crutches at all.
Now, I’m using one crutch about 80% of the time, and walking short distances in my apartment without assistance. It doesn’t hurt necessarily, but certainly feels…something. Unnatural, maybe, after 6 weeks of non-use. My calf is actually the most sore, which I didn’t expect, but my hip still feels stiff. It actually seems as though if I do a bit of walking during the day to loosen it up (with a crutch mostly, and not overdoing it), my hip will feel pretty good later.
PT has gotten easier as well (which I think means it’s time to step up the intensity). At my last appointment, I was able to (mostly) breeze through all the exercises I’ve been doing. I’m hoping that I can soon ditch the crutches altogether, and start ramping up the physical therapy. I’m looking forward to becoming more and more functional.
Are you recovering from surgery for FAI or a torn labrum, or considering it? I’d love to hear how you’re rehab is going – feel free to post a comment or question below!