I have pulled my hip flexor (I think) and am going to have to take a break from PT, as well as bike training, for this week. I am pretty annoyed about it, but I am trying to be patient and mature (virtues I am not known for in relation to my hip). I was having some pain last week but kept working through it – which was a bad idea. The muslcle pull was hurting quite badly on Saturday and I had to bring out the pain meds on Sunday, which annoyed me further. I spent most of Sunday feeling sorry for myself, I am ashamed to admit.
So, I have put myself on the shelf for this week. Hopefully, the muscle will calm down by the end of the week and I can start back up agaain. I may have to change some of the excercises I have been doing and add some stretches for that muscle. It is so tight, that it does not appear to take much effort to pull it. Sometimes I feel like I have taken one step forward only to go back five. Although, if I think about it for a moment – the joint pain that was so severe before the surgery is gone. The pain I have now appears to be all muscle related – and that isn’t as painful and hopefully can be worked through.