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Weakness & stiffness 9 months post op
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:29:23 PM »
I'm 9 months post THR (left) & though the pain is gone & am back to normal activities (yay!), I'm finding that I am still stiff in the hips & SI area and as well, weak when it comes to bring the leg over.  For example: bringing leg over the saddle/horse, or hoisting myself up on anything over 1' high.  I haven't tried this on my bike (husband wants me to go cycling with him).  I have to crawl up on my knees up on a trunk & use my horse's rump to counter balance, there is no strength at all in the hip for that motion.

Is this something that in time it will all come back eventually?  Any exercise recommendations?  How much can I push the hip?  I'm afraid to compromise it or, dislocate it.  Before this all started going downhill, I had a very good physio & ballet warm up I used to do, which kept me limbered which helped.  Actually the doctors that would evaluate me said that these were helping because most people in my situation tended to be very stiff.  Now I'm lucky I can touch my knees. 

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Re: Weakness & stiffness 9 months post op
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 02:05:09 PM »
Bump.  :)


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Re: Weakness & stiffness 9 months post op
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 05:16:09 PM »
I am going to say time will help.

I was able to sit cross-legged at nine months without doing any stretching. I couldn't do it at six months, then all of a sudden I could. Could I have hiked up my leg to get on a horse or a bike? IDK. I can do it now---and I hadn't really tried to do that until today fwiw---at about seventeen months.

For strengthening, are you doing the usual bridges and clams? How are they going? Are you ready for the ab/adductor machine?

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Re: Weakness & stiffness 9 months post op
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