- Sep 19, 2022
- United Kingdom
Hi. I had my right hip posterior approach 11th july, so am 10 weeks post op. I am fairly young at 44 and in good health. I have found my recovery to be very slow, well that is what I thought reading the NHS website. I found this forum and see that actually it is not a case of after 6 weeks you should be good to go back to your daily activities and everything should be hunky dory. I have been having private pt since about 3 weeks post op. We have been working on my gait and building strength in the muscles. My question is, despite all of this and walking regularly I am still limping and feel a weakness in strength on the operated side. I also experience some low pain, especially near the end of the day and after rising from being seated for a while. Once I get moving my mobility improves and the discomfort eases. Some of the exercises the pt has recommended seem to aggrevate my hip afterwards and the limp is worse for it. When I first get up in the morning (after a pretty rubbish sleep lol) I can walk with only a very slight limp. After doing the exercises I’m experiencing some discomfort which forces me back to limping. I have not yet returned to work. I am self employed and a driving instructor, and as sitting in the car causes me discomfort I am not rushing back yet. Any advice would be most welcome.