Boots Posted June 8, 2004 Report Share Posted June 8, 2004 Hi all. I haven't posted here in a while but I have been checking in from time to time to read up and learn from all your great questions and advice! Now I've got a question of my own. I’m scheduled to have a hip arthroscopy in July to confirm/treat a suspected tear in the labrum of my right hip (the labrum is the ring of cartilage that goes around the edge of the hip socket). On the one hand I’m relieved because I’ve finally got a diagnosis after 2 years of frustration with pain, stiffness and loss of rotation in my hip. On the other hand – eek!!! I don’t want to stop dancing! I know that full recovery is going to take several months, but I’m wondering what the likelihood is that I will be able to get back into “low-impact”, lighter work relatively quickly. How soon before I could do, for example, floor barre, or a beginning level barre (minus things like grand battements and developes)? I’ve spoken with a dancer friend who is a physical therapist and she says it’s hard to know until I’ve had the arthroscopy done and they can see the extent of the problem, but most likely I won’t be able to do grand plies or any movement that involves deep flexion of the hip for quite some time. She’s got me nervous!! Over the last year I’ve been working a lot in modern and have had several performances recently. Aside from this chronic hip problem, I’m feeling pretty strong and I hate the thought of losing a lot of strength and flexibility (and flexibility is something I have to fight for every day! ), not to mention time -- I think as adults we all sometimes feel that every moment in class or rehearsal is precious. I DO want to take care of this problem now, since ignoring it could lead to much more serious problems down the road, but I hate the thought of not being able to rehearse and take class. The idea of not moving is really depressing. Does anyone know anyone who’s had this procedure done (or had other hip work done?) Any advice? Thanks! Quote Link to comment
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