FAI (Femoro-acetabular Impingement) & Karate

My personal experience with FAI and what you should know about this condition

Archive for January, 2013

2nd hip to be replaced in May

Due to the terrible state of the insurance system in this country, I have delayed my surgery until May, at which time our upgraded insurance coverage (in exchange for higher premiums) will kick in.

I went to the physical therapist today to get an assessment on my carpal tunnel problem and related tennis elbow. She had me take off my shirt and look over my alignment. She commented about my obvious “tilt” to one side. I explained that I was fully aware of the fact that I’m putting most of my weight on my left side, since putting weight on my right hip is painful… I worry a little about the damage I’m doing to my left (good, replaced) hip through this unnatural favoring. But I think it’s worth the many thousands of dollars difference waiting to have the operation a few months later.  <sigh>