Torn Hip Labrum - advice, recovery and experiences (Read 536 times)


Girl Parts

    Everyone have a good weekend?

    Tried bike ride #2 - no go.  My hip flexors really hate it.  And just like last time, the few days after my psoas is very cranky.   Soooo bummed.

     


    Refurbished Hip

      Well, crap.  Is it just biking outside that irritates things, or even on the trainer?  (Not that anyone wants to ride the trainer in the summer...)

       

      I need to do a full blog post here soon.  I'm feeling pretty good these days, like I am getting stronger...PT appointment tomorrow.  I hope they bump me up to more running, because I've kind of, ummm, been being very liberal with my "30 seconds." 


      Girl Parts

        On the spin bike, I can sit up straight - I think that makes a difference in the amount of hip flexion?

         


        Refurbished Hip

          On the spin bike, I can sit up straight - I think that makes a difference in the amount of hip flexion?

           

          I wonder if you can find a bike that's more upright than your road bike to ride outside for a while?


          Girl Parts

             

            I wonder if you can find a bike that's more upright than your road bike to ride outside for a while?

             

            My bike is ridiculously upright because of my back issues.  I might see if I can adjust a seat a bit though.    Wah.

             


            Refurbished Hip

              How about one of these? 

               


              Girl Parts

                Heh.  I totally want a beach cruiser.  Big grin

                 


                Refurbished Hip

                  Good news to report from me!  I went to PT today and she seemed pleased with my progress.  I got a real return to running program, too.  She wasn't upset that I was going over my 30 seconds at all.  Here's what I am supposed to do in the upcoming weeks.  (Note for posterity's sake - I am 18 weeks or 4 months post-op.)

                   

                  Week 1: 90 sec run / 3:30 min walk x 6 cycles
                  Week 2: 2 min run / 3 min walk x 6 cycles
                  Week 3: 3 min run / 2 min walk x 6 cycles
                  Week 4: 4 min run / 1 min walk x 6 cycles
                  Week 5: 25 min continuous run or take 2 walk breaks

                   

                  Which seems kind of scary, but I am not complaining!  She also mentioned that she wants me to run "fast" during my running segments to promote better mechanics.  So that will be kind of fun. 


                  Girl Parts

                    NICE!!   No pain or anything running?

                     


                    Refurbished Hip

                      Not really.  I mean, it's not totally normal (whatever that is) 100% of the time.  I will get a flash of groin pain or my hip flexor will go wonky for a few seconds, but I wouldn't describe any of it as pain that stays.  I hope that makes sense.


                      Refurbished Hip

                        Good luck with the MRI today, Shu!  Let us know how it goes.


                        Bitchy Tendons

                          Good luck with the MRI today, Shu!  Let us know how it goes.

                           

                          Thanks!  Will do.  Glad to see you have a return to running program in place.  That must feel pretty great after all this time!

                          My Achilles heel is my Achilles heel.


                          Girl Parts

                            Good luck shu!

                             

                            So I had a dream about running last night.   And I TOTALLY FREAKED MYSELF OUT in the dream thinking I had screwed something up. Whoa.  lol

                             

                            dallison


                            registered pw

                              That is great! I like the running fast thing.  You will be running many miles very soon.

                               

                              Last week we were hiking in Vermont. The one day we ran/walked 8.8 miles on a very hilly mountain. Two days later we hiked 6 miles with a total elevation climb of 3000 ft in 2-1/4 miles. that was fun.

                               

                              we ran 3.3 trail miles yesterday and ran 1 hour on the water treadmill afterwards.

                               

                              Nothing really hurt. My hip did start to ache on the 2-3 mile mark of the run, but wasn't bad later.

                               

                              I think the trails will be a huge help in all of this too.

                               

                              Good news to report from me!  I went to PT today and she seemed pleased with my progress.  I got a real return to running program, too.  She wasn't upset that I was going over my 30 seconds at all.  Here's what I am supposed to do in the upcoming weeks.  (Note for posterity's sake - I am 18 weeks or 4 months post-op.)

                               

                              Week 1: 90 sec run / 3:30 min walk x 6 cycles
                              Week 2: 2 min run / 3 min walk x 6 cycles
                              Week 3: 3 min run / 2 min walk x 6 cycles
                              Week 4: 4 min run / 1 min walk x 6 cycles
                              Week 5: 25 min continuous run or take 2 walk breaks

                               

                              Which seems kind of scary, but I am not complaining!  She also mentioned that she wants me to run "fast" during my running segments to promote better mechanics.  So that will be kind of fun. 

                              2013 goals:

                              sub 19 5k

                              sub 1:30 half

                              3:20 marathon on second try


                              Bitchy Tendons

                                The MRA went okay.  I wont hear anything until Monday afternoon at my follow up appointment, though.  I don't think I was really prepared on how I would feel after.  Getting the contrast didn't really hurt, it just felt like a lot of pressure.  Afterwards, my hip felt really strange all night.  Now I'm in a decent amount of pain this morning, and I'm still limping a bit.  Not sure if that is normal or not, since they didn't really mention anything.  I was also expecting to have to wait in between getting the contrast and going into the MRI, but they literally loaded up my hip and then walked me down the hall and shoved me in the machine.  I'm just glad that piece of it is complete.

                                My Achilles heel is my Achilles heel.