FAI (Femoro-acetabular Impingement) & Karate

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

off crutches!

I had my 8(+) week followup visit with the doctor on Thursday.  He looked me over, did a few tests and asked me how I felt.  He said “At this point, I tell people they can gradually ease off their crutches and it usually takes them about a week…But with you, I imagine it won’t take more than 15 minutes, right?”  I told him I would use the crutches to go back to my car, which I did.  And that was the last I used them.  I’m still walking very carefully and fairly slowly.  But I’m walking and feel fine.  I am stiff.  But otherwise I feel completely ready to go full-speed ahead.  I will be careful.  But I will push hard at my therapy.  I will do the exercises in order.  But I have the OK from the doctor to proceed to the next step in the therapy process every time the therapists clear me on each hurdle.  I think the biggest issue will continue to be my range-of-motion.  I can build up the strength pretty quickly.  But I need to spend more time stretching.

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