This week I’ve said previously, I’m taking a more pro active approach to physio, as my left hip is very very behind in movement and stamina and strength. While it doesn’t hurt, it certainly doesn’t perform well either.
So every day this week I’ve been doing my at home physio. As well as going to my actual hospital appointment physiotherapy as well.
I’ve also had medical advice regarding my hands, as it feels like a daily battle of pain, and inability to hold, grip and use them. I still feel at 42 I shouldn’t have to live this way, it’s a daily frustration, and humiliation when you can’t do simple tasks, or holding your cup is super painful. The plan is I’m referred back to MiCats for steroid injections. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the appointment comes through.
So though I’ve been worn out, and hip feels like a golf ball again (what is this feeling? What causes it?), I’m hoping with consistent and regular physio (or stop being lazy and letting life get in the way) I’m really hoping I can strength both hips and finally be rid of piriformis and this waddle limp I sport.
This week at physio I did, pretty much what I’m doing at home, but with the added bonus of having someone watch my form.
- Stationary bike level 3 5mins
- Clam knee drop outwards (Green band) 20reps
- Single leg hip bridges (so so weak) 10reps
- Ball squeeze hip bridges 20reps
- Prone knee raise (Ankle weight) 20 reps
- Kettle bell, sit and stand glute squeeze 20reps
- Dumbbell lunge walking (new to me) 20reps
- Duck walking (Green band) 20reps
I’m glad I got assessed for form, as I’ve been doing this exercise all week. And when I do my left leg, I feel pain and ache in the front of the right hip. Which was confusing me, it seems I’m tilting towards the right, so it can do most of the work. Left hip copping out again. So the therapist pushed down on my right side, and the form was instantly corrected.
After a solid 4 days of physio, I’m honestly shattered and worn out bodily, but I am seeing and feeling improvements. Though I soon waddle from exhaustion out of the physio session.
Looking forward to the weekend, let’s hope the sun stays out.