Four years later and my hip still continues to improve. This year was a big improvement for my resurfaced hip toward a more natural function and feel.
But, this did not happen without a renewed effort.
In my first year post op I was able to return to playing soccer. After that I lost focus on continuing to work on my hip range of motion. I just figured with all my activity that it would improve on its own.
It was not until my fourth year that I sought out professional help with PT to see if they could help me improve my performance in sports. They showed my that my body was still compensating for my resurfaced hip due to lack of ROM. As soon as I began to gain more degrees in my hip function (in all directions) I noticed improvement that I couldn’t imagine. Even just walking it was much more normal.
I ran the Thanksgiving 5K this year and sliced over 10% off my previous two years – and I could have run much faster but I was very restrained with my pace based on the previous years.
Keep on working on the ROM hippies and it will pay off!