Hi All, I had a Left THR (posterior) in November 2016. I know that my doctor said that it can take 6-12 months for the muscles and soft tissues to heal, I'm wondering if at this point mine ever will. Also, unfortunately now, my operated leg is noticeably shorter than the non operated leg I have been to physical therapy and both they and my doctor said I should wear a heel lift in my shoes. I bought one that was 3/8" and I can tell that even though it helps somewhat, it is still not thick enough. If I stand barefoot, I can feel my hip tilt down on the left side. I can't wear any type of open shoe without the lift as I definitely limp, because of the leg length issue. I have read on here where there is a real and perceived difference. My therapist said it was definitely real. My doctor seems to not care about it. I've been trying to do stretching and exercises to help strengthen my glutes and ab/ad-ductor muscles. I just don't think that the LLD is going to correct itself. I was very active before surgery and the LLD is really affecting me more than having the surgery itself. At what point does LLD really become an issue where it should be corrected? I guess my question too is should it be corrected or is this just the way it is going to be from now on? Is there a certain measurement of discrepancy where it should be corrected? Also, I still have a lot of pain on the side about 1 inch below my incision. There is a definite "bulge" on my thigh. My physical therapist was quite puzzled over this and really didn't know what it was. My doctor, just like with the LLD, doesn't seem to care. He said the implant looks good and doesn't really care about the tissue/muscle type concerns of mine. I'm thinking that the "bulge" on my thigh is around the bottom of where the stem would be, so XL1B/YL1B area? - not on the back of my leg, but just posterior to what would be the side-center of my thigh. Hope that makes sense? It is not red or discolored, it is just like a fluid-type bulge that is very sore - to the touch and I can't really lie down for very long on my side because of this. Does anyone have any ideas about this? Thanks so much for reading!