Posted: 25/03/2016 at 14:28
Hi Matt - I've had 2 hip arthroscopies for FAI with labrum tears. One was in late 2011 and the other was autumn 2012. I am back running strongly now over all my old distances, which is a positive story (as you'll find many negative ones online!), but it did take time and patience. I couldn't run much at all pain-free for about 9 months. That may have been because I'd had the issue on both sides, so the other side didn't like taking all the extra pressure. Plus, everyone's case is individual, so it's about playing it by ear as you go along.
I got on the bike straight after getting home and built it up gradually. Don't do too much, too soon. Stick to the exercises they give you initially. I got increasingly frustrated after about 3 months as I got good care and advice to get me back walking like a 'normal' person, but couldn't advise about specific return to proper running - that went beyond their duty, so I was left to work it out myself.
Good luck with it all and happy Easter!