Today is the 4-month anniversary of my surgery for FAI and a torn labrum in my left hip, so I think it’s time for an update:
The path of my recovery has not changed much since my last post, but I think that is news in itself. There are ups and downs, but the overall trajectory is constant improvement! Some days are really good, some days are just good. Compare that to one month ago when some days were good and some were just ok, and one month before that when some days were ok and some days I was using crutches, and I’d say my hip and I are going places!
Actually, the last 5 days or so have probably been the best since my surgery. I sometimes feel a tight groin still, but other times I walk or bike around feeling totally normal.
My activity level in the last few days has been as follows:
- I am now biking and walking everywhere, as I just purchased a bike.
- At the gym, I am now doing the one-legged squats that I mentioned in an earlier post without weight, light-weight leg presses (I could do more weight, but there is no reason for me to push it), and some controlled jumping around (I can’t really find a good picture of this, but basically, jumping side-to-side from one leg to the other).
- I actually feel like I could go play sports, but I’m not sure how my hip would feel afterwards. That is something that will have to come much later, as I don’t really have access to organized sports currently.
- Finally, I continue to do these basic hip exercises.
Just wanted to share that I’m still progressing!
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!