I hate to say that I was a little naive about this surgery, even though I researched close to 2 years about it. I mistakingly thought that most of my issues would be solved by the surgery and then I could start back to running at around 3 months.
It’s almost 5 months post op and I can’t even begin to think about running. I’ve been struggling to find answers about my muscle imbalances and ways to fix them. They are causing me a whole different kind of pain & discomfort, which I’m afraid is from the years of compensation for my tear.
My joint pain is gone, that much I am relieved about. I am able to aqua jog, which is not the same as running and I look like an idiot doing it, but it has benefits.
My issues currently are my tight (right op side) adductors. My (left) QL, SI joint, TFL, and IT band are almost always tight and hurting. I feel like my SI joint slips in and out way too easily. I strengthen, I do core work, I foam roll and roll on a lacrosse ball, but something isn’t activating.
I’m going to be trying two new things in the next couple of weeks.
The first thing is MAT or “Muscle Activation Technique”. You can read about it here, if you are interested. I’m afraid some of my muscles have shut down, making the stronger ones stronger and the weaker ones, weak and tight. I actually don’t have to travel far to get this.
The second this is Bodywork. I contacted Erik Dalton who is also in OKC, but is booked way past April. He referred me to someone else that is good and hopefully I can see her soon. To learn more about bodywork, you can click here.
I’ll update and tell you whether either of these things are working for me. I feel as if I can just get my pelvis stabilized just a little bit more, then I can really focus on running and getting my cardio fitness back.
Frustrating, but things could be worse.
Here’s something that I cannot get enough of… it makes me smile every time.