FAI (Femoro-acetabular Impingement) & Karate

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

Archive for May, 2014

1 year after 2nd hip replacement

One of my Karate students asked me this evening for clarification on my hip condition. He has only been training with me for about 5 months and had heard I’d had some work done on my hips. Then I realized that today marks one year from my latest surgery (2nd replacement; 4th operation since December 2007). These days, it only rarely crosses my mind that I had work done on my hips. Although I sometimes get frustrated with the limited range-of-motion in my hips, looking around I can see that I am more flexible than 80% of the other people. Sure, I have some pain in my hips sometimes. But I have pain EVERYWHERE! I’m going to be 47 in a few weeks! 😛