I was finally able to schedule Physical Therapy for my hip about 3 weeks ago. My PT thinks the groin/hip pain I've been experiencing since late February is more psoas tendonitis than pain from a possible hip labral tear or the minor hip impingement I've got going on, so that's a positive.
The therapist is working on calming down my angry hip flexor muscles, and I'm working on stretching, stretching, stretching, oh and also - some glute and core strengthening. Hurray! That's one of the reasons I was really looking to get into PT before I moved; I didn't know what lower body exercises would hurt me, and which would help. Coupled with recurring knee and piriformis pain, I had stopped doing a lot of core and lower body exercises, and it was making me feel like any muscle and strength I had was dwindling away. I was feeling pretty unfit to be honest.
When I was instructed to do one-legged deadlifts and walking lunges for the first time, I was scared of hurting myself, but also super excited to try. I've been performing these types of exercises (plus a few standard PT exercises such as bridges and planks) for 2 weeks now, and I already feel stronger and better about myself. So that is definitely a positive. I should get a list of exercises to do on my own when I move, so I can hopefully continue progressing.
With every lunge I do, I feel like I am accomplishing a variety of things - from the very obvious building muscle, to working to fix and prevent muscular imbalances, to making me feel like a stronger person. I'm going to get through this injury and come out the other side stronger.
Feeling happy and determined on my ride home from Physical Therapy last week.