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sitting to standing
« on: May 25, 2020, 07:55:51 PM »
I am 11 weeks post op tomorrow, 5/26.  I am progressing nicely both walking and riding bike daily as well as some fairly aggressive PT twice a week.  I do however experience a fair amount of pain when I stand after having been sitting or even laying down for a period of time.  It seems to take me about 15 or 20 steps to "walk off" the pain and not limp after I stand.  As if I need to stretch the tendons each time I stand to reassume a pain free walking posture. I am curious if this is normal and what others experience may have been?


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Re: sitting to standing
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 10:19:44 PM »
Normal. The longer you sit, the more you'll feel it. For example, about 3 1/2 months after my surgery I took a road trip of around 900 miles each direction. After several hours behind the wheel (sitting) it was painful to get up. On the way back I did it all in one day and paid a brutal price. Granted, that's pretty extreme, but even sitting at your desk or wherever for a bit will bring it on, as you've discovered. This is something that will gradually diminish over time, but it takes a good long while. I can't remember how long that pain and limp took to disappear completely, but it will.


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Re: sitting to standing
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 02:31:22 AM »
Thanks, sometimes it feels like I have stalled out so it's good to hear from those farther down this road.


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Re: sitting to standing
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 01:30:29 PM »
I am 4 months post op. I have had no recovery issues at all, and am walking long distances most days. But, I still have a lot of stiffness in the hip joint after sitting for even a short period of time. It works itís way out after 5 -10 steps. My understanding is that this is completely normal.


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Re: sitting to standing
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 04:48:37 PM »
Does your PT  have you standing on one leg for balance and strength?  If not, I would ask about it and plan to progress toward balancing on one leg on the Bosu ball, moving up to squats on the bosu ball.  I found this exercise very helpful in reducing and finally eliminating the stiffness and pain from getting up from a sitting position.


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Re: sitting to standing
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 07:25:10 PM »
I am almost 8 months' post op and yes, still, slightly have this sensation so do not worry!


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Re: sitting to standing
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2020, 12:38:28 AM »
I had a hip resurfacing in March 2019 with Dr Gross.
I had similar issues, but I felt more of a soreness and stiffness than pain, per se.
Like the others, mine went away with walking and stretching, but still felt a little tight at times.
I havenít noticed it for a couple months now.
I think doing the post op exercises and stretching as recommend really helps, and also resting adequately when it feels sore, is probably a recipe for success.


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Re: sitting to standing
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2020, 07:15:38 PM »
I haven't had my procedure yet (scheduled for June 26th) but I had a very similar experience recovering from hip fracture surgery. That was quite common from as soon as I was allowed full weight bearing (6 weeks out) to at least the 3-month mark, probably more but it did diminish rapidly. Most motions were fine but sitting in certain positions could easily trigger it. Keep in mind that during the procedure several important muscles were likely cut open. It will get better with time and regular exercise of the joint.


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