Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Slow to No Progress

Things are moving slow around here. It's been about 3 weeks now that I've laid off the bells and have been performing my physical therapy exercises. I still have pain in my hip which only seems to feel better when I pop Aleve.

What has become apparent is the large strength imbalance between my right and left hip. According to my therapist, now that it's obvious we can focus on strengthening the imbalance and that should help alleviate the pain. Let's see how another week at this goes, shall we?

It now also appears quite obvious that I carry my right hip higher than my left. Is it a compensation for the weaker left? Is it from a prior injury? Is one leg just a bit longer than the left??? We haven't answered any of this yet. Hopefully something will kick in soon because I'm getting frustrated.

1 comment:

Franklin B Herman, RKC said...

Hang in there bro .. this is just a short interlude to better and greater things to come.

I remember the four months I had to take off because I ignored the horrible elbow tendinitis I caused from over-training. I would pop massive ibuprofen and still train in pain. You are not even close to that silliness.

After another week or two of rest training you will relish your Fitness Protocol training like never before. Stick with your Z-Health and IntuFlow add the PT drills.

Now is a good time to catch up on one of those really good books on your reading list you never seem to have time for. Here's one for your list "The Last Lecture". You read this and I guarantee it will change the way you look at things.

Heal and aspire my good friend ..