How long will I be on crutches after surgery? Really varies depending on your age, strength, severity of tear, etc. and should be determined day by day by your PT. When I had the surgeries in 2016, I was 26 years old and had done some pre op PT – my hip area strength was … Continue reading Labral Tear Surgery FAQs
Nov 18, 2016-Jan 5, 2017 – LEFT hip (was Oct 13-Nov 30 on RIGHT hip) What a difference a few months makes. Surgery seems like a distant memory – I’m generally feeling pretty back to normal. Just a few (relatively small) exceptions: Minimal and slow running (and being super out of shape in general!) – but … Continue reading Labral Tear Post Op – Months 4 & 5 – back to ~normal
Oct 28-Nov 17, 2016 – LEFT hip (was Sept 22-Oct 12 on RIGHT hip) After the joint pain I had after my first run, Jeremy said I should go down to 2 x 2 min treadmill runs about twice a week (instead of the 3 x 2 min I did on the first run). Despite my … Continue reading Labral Tear Post Op – Weeks 14-16
Oct 21-27, 2016 – LEFT hip (was Sept 15-21 on RIGHT hip) Big week – first run since surgery (!!!!) and 3 month post op appointment. But first, the tests to get there… At PT I was able to do the step down test on BOTH sides! (although with great difficulty and a lot of effort…like made … Continue reading Post Op – Week 13 – first run!
Oct 7-20, 2016 – LEFT hip (was Sept 1-14 on RIGHT hip) Still improving, but the improvements have definitely slowed down, as one would expect. Over these 2 weeks there have been some big steps in the right direction, and then a reality check on when I’ll be ready to run. Outlet Mall Test: PASS … Continue reading Post Op – Weeks 11 & 12
Sept 23-Oct 6, 2016 – LEFT hip (was Aug 16-31 on RIGHT hip) There were quite a few workout and PT positives these 2 weeks. The biggest one was that I finally crossed the threshold on the stationary bike! Level 7 (my pre surgery warm up level) was my kryptonite – I was totally fine on level 6, … Continue reading Post Op Weeks 9 & 10
Sept 16-22, 2016 – LEFT hip (was Aug 9-15 on RIGHT hip) I thought this was the week to cross over my biking resistance hurdle, but I guess I need to continue being patient. For the longest time I have not been able to go to level 7 on the stationary bike (level 7 was my warm up level pre … Continue reading Post Op Day 50-56 (week 8)