Post # 1
Hoping some of the Hive have suggestions as to how I can try to stay active at the moment. I’ve torn the labrum (cartilage) in one of my hips and it’s become very painful. I have trouble walking any distance and being at work is starting to be problematic. Thankfully I’m having repair surgery next month, after which I’ll be on crutches for 6-8 weeks.
I’ve already lost and am resigned to losing more muscle tone over the recovery period, but does anyone have any tips so I don’t turn into a complete blob? I’m planning to follow the Weight Watchers points system so I’m not overeating and go swimming twice a week once the stitches are out. Would having dumb bells to lift be too much? I worry about being bored and frustrated :-/
Post # 2
you already mentioned swimming. i will also suggest deep water jogging. your gym may have weighted water belts that allow you stay upright in the deep end, then you jog. my friend did this when she got a hip injury training for a marathon.
upped body hand weights are also good for keeping your upper body toned.
but don’t overdo it. that you cause more harm in the long run.
Post # 3
ajillity81: +1 My mum did water jogging in the gym pool, she bought a vest of some sort that was made for it. It’s apparently so much harder than swimming, and works your entire body in completely different ways to normal running or swimming. She did say she got some very odd looks though!
Post # 4
I once injured my knee and it was very frustrating to not be able to run, so I totally understand how you are feeling, BUT pushing yourself too far might cause harm that will take even longer to overcome. Let your body heal,otherwise it will take even longer to be able to exercize properly. Check with your doctor about everything you are thinking of doing.
Post # 5
Bummer! Maybe you could use one of those hand cycle machines at the gym. Weights for your upper extremities would be a good idea too.
Post # 6
ajillity81: tolkenbee: melissamaria: craigslistgirl: thanks for the suggestions, I definitely need to rest and let it heal but will look into aqua jogging, it sounds ideal