Hip hip hooray! My hip surgery is complete, and I’m on the road to recovery. If my writing is less than coherent, please forgive me. I’m only 24 hours post op, and the pain pills are doing a great job of keeping my hip fairly comfortable and brain fairly foggy.
So here’s a little background to start. In July, 2014, I injured my hip racing a half marathon. I didn’t know it at the time, but I had torn my labrum (the cartilage around the femoral head). After extensive PT and then unplanned rest due to a metatarsal stress fracture, the pain seemed to resolve and I began trying to build a base in anticipation of running my first Boston Marathon.
Unfortunately, as my mileage increased, so did my hip pain. Read more >>