Thought I would update my recovery thread...
I have had what I consider to be a stellar recovery and for the most part all niggles along the way have resolved.
Having a very physical active job has been helpful mostly but due to the amount of bending, lifting, and contorting...I can have aches and discomfort...mostly in my lower back and SI joint mostly toward my right side which has affected mostly my sleeping. Also a little bit of golf ball in the butt feeling from time to time...still!
Since my back pain was my main complaint before BTHR, I have had cause for pause wondering if this will worsen and affect my new hips and I was too nervous to seek chiropractic care.
I had my GP refer me to PT as I am far enough along to feel confident in some of the prescribed exercises.
I was taken back a bit when the therapist mentioned an LLD- shorter on the right side...that he attributed to tight hip flexors, more noticeable on right side.
I have been resolving this...yes! it has been helping with a very easy does it regimen of the following stretches and exercises. I do them daily and most are lying down with the exception of the standing hip flexor stretch done on steps at work several times daily. Very helpful.
Standing hip flexor stretch
Supine Piriformis Stretch
Single knee to chest exercises
Low trunk rotation
All of these can be done at home but the PT begins my biweekly sessions with ultrasound therapy (aaaah, feels so good) and ends with a TENS therapy and a kinesiotaping.
The first year, it was hard to tell what needed "work" and what needed babying..
So most issues resolved over the course of first 14 months.
I am sorry this is long...but wanted those who have followed me and know that I regularly sing of the life reclaimed...that there can be some tuneups that are helpful.
My body continues to be used vigorously daily...and it isn't always about the hips.
Hope this may help someone who sees similarities in SI issues.
I went from 90 percent great..to 95% with these helpful tools