FAI (Femoro-acetabular Impingement) & Karate

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

Archive for June, 2013

5 weeks

It’s really just about range-of-motion at this point. I have almost all my strength back. I’m still struggling to put my weight back on but I’m sure my appetite will come back further after I get back into my proper workout routine.  I am biking at close to my immediate pre-op pace but nowhere near what I was doing a couple years ago. I am working out with the students in my classes but not as much as I’d like. My stances on one side are fine but “awkward” on the other side. I have my 6-week doctor visit next week. I expect him to tell me then that I am free to do just about everything, but of course with caution.

4 weeks

Today marks 4 weeks from surgery. I continue to improve each day, but with less drastic improvements.  I am still a little lethargic and definitely have limitations on range-of-motion. There is some pain but it is now definitely less than it was just prior to the surgery. My limp is pretty much gone now. I continue to struggle with my weight. But I feel like it may primarily be an issue of my lack of exercise (due to mobility restrictions) causing me to have less of an appetite.