FAI (Femoro-acetabular Impingement) & Karate

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

Archive for April, 2014

I keep forgetting…

I keep forgetting that I have artificial hips. I still have some occasional pain or range-of-motion issues that remind me of my surgeries. But for the most part, it isn’t even entering my mind as I do Karate, ride my bike, etc.

Today, I was leading one of my college Karate classes through some stretching at the end of class. I lowered myself into a split and heard some people gasping and saying “wow”… As I looked up, I realized they were impressed by my flexibility. Hmmm… I used to be much more flexible when I was their age so I was a bit surprised. At times like this, I chuckle to myself. I informed my students that in a couple weeks it will be 1 year from my 2nd hip replacement. I guess I’m doing pretty well. 😉