Hello and Welcome to BoneSmart and recovery. I am sorry you're struggling with pain.
Please leave us the exact date of your surgery and which hip you had replaced so we're able to create a signature for you.
The first thing you should consider is stepping away from PT and dropping any exercises you're doing at home, with the exception of walking, but not to excess. Don't worry about counting steps right now either. Get lots of rest and do lots of icing areas of pain. You can ice as often as you want, for as long as you like, always placing fabric between bare skin and your ice source. I will leave our Recovery Guidelines since you're still early into the healing process.
I started a thread for you so you will have all of your recovery information contained in one place which will make it easier for you to reflect back on. It is also helpful for those stopping by to be able to review your history before advising or commenting. Please post any updates, questions or concerns about your recovery here.
I will tag @SaraK
to make sure she reads your response in relation to a post of hers on a thread that's currently inactive.
I wish you all the best as you continue healing and hope scaling back, rest and ice help relieve your pain.
HIP RECOVERY GUIDELINES
As you begin healing, please keep in mind that each recovery is unique. While the BoneSmart philosophy successfully works for many, there will be exceptions. Between the recommendations found here, your surgeon's recovery protocol and any physical therapy you may engage in, the key is to find what works best for you.
1. Don’t worry:
Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary.
2. Control discomfort
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
5. At week 4 and after you should follow this
The recovery articles
Pain management and the pain chart
Healing: how long does it take?
Chart representation of THR recovery
Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
Energy drain for THRs
Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?
Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't
give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess
We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.