Anyone ever torn a gluteus minimus tendon?
I tore the tendon right off the hip, along with the gluteus medius muscle. Sometimes I can walk without too much of a limp, sometimes I depend on a cane and get sooooo tired sooooo easily. The biggest problem is climbing stairs or even stepping up on a curb. I put my left foot up and can't lift my weight. They're going to try to repair it, but the surgeon said the tendon may repair OK but he doesn't have a lot of hope for the muscle as it's been torn for so long (no one believed me until I had 3 MRI's and finally found an orthopedic surgeon who would believe what the radiologist said about it being torn) that the repair might not hold.
There is no way I can mount a horse from the ground, and I'm not stable enough to climb a mounting block.
Anyone have this repair (they're apparently not that common anyway) and go back to riding? or even easy walking?