Due to my hip anatomy, I've been having painful slalom starts in my right (back) hip in the upper posterior region. Turns out bigger guys tend to grow extra bone thickness at the top of our femurs where the ball meets the hip socket. With each deep start, I'm jamming that bony growth into my labrum and it's torn in two spots accordingly.
I have two options.
1) scope the hip, repair the labrum, and shave down the bone to repair the damage and prevent future damage. The downside of this is it's surgery and will be 6 months off the water
2) go back to skiing how I learned as a kid (and skied into my 20s) by dragging my back leg and kicking in.
I'm going to go ahead and try option 2... should be interesting. I have a new binding setup on the way and am debating whether or not to go with a release. I've seen reports of injuries with and without releases so I'm kindof torn. I think I'll mount up without a release and try it for a bit first.
Anyone else made this switch, or dealt with back hip issues that weren't fixable with PT? (I did a ton of PT already)
boats are like girlfriends you love them however there is another one around the corner - bananaron, July 21, 2020