Yes he said avoid breaststroke for a few months. Which I said fine I can't stand breastroke anyway I just do front crawl and a bit of backstroke mainly.
The thought of not thinking about my hip would be the absolute dream. Let's see how the next few months unfolds
I've had both hips replaced in the last 3 yrs, last one about 9 months ago. First one recovery took a while, was still using a cane at 6 weeks. Second one I was walking at 10 days with no assistance.
I'm a biker & swimmer as well since I had to have both ankles replaced (inbetween the hips). I'm back up to a mile in the pool.
Using the pool for rehab was incredibly helpfull to get full extension and stretching of muscles and I still do them to this day. Usually breast deep and a series of marching band high steps, longest stride possible forward and backwards, 90degree stiff leg extensions forward and back, side leg extensions, calf and thigh stretches using the steps and pool corners.
Even with the biking, swimming and stretching I still had minor discomfort that I just figured would never go away. I started light lifting in the gym for the first time in 40 yes and the leg work has helped significantly using light weights.
I know not everyone lives in fl and has acceas to a pool but for those who do I highly recommend it. GL