Hi, my first post.I'm not surprised your non-operated hip has started to hurt. It's bearing an extra load at the moment, as your new hip isn't yet up to doing its full 50% share of walking.I have been doing all of my exercises as directed two times per day. About 2 weeks ago I increased my walking distance and started using a cane for walking inside. I also cut out Hydrocodone and only was taking Tylenol. My non operated hip also has severe arthritis and once I started to up the walking this hip really started to hurt.
In addition, you've increased your exercise and reduced your pain killers.
Since replaced hips don't really need a lot of exercises, I suggest you reduce those and cut back your walking. Spend a bit more time resting, icing and elevating - you could also try icing your bad hip as well as the new hip.
Your new hip will still get all the exercise it needs, just with your normal activities of daily living, so don't worry that you'll be putting its recovery at risk by stopping the exercises.
You say new hips do not need lots of exercise. But do we not have too do lots and lots of stretching as directed in PT over the months to enable the new joint and the ligaments etc to stretch out and give us maximum mobility in the area long term?
I am concerned that just walking will not give us that effect. Could you or someone perhaps elaborate on how it all works please.
I am now 12 weeks into my first THR after sports wear and tear, the other one needs doing sap when I can get a slot. I am 62 years old, low bmi and fit apart from darn hip issues.