There are some others that work on soft tissue issues as well -- like a chiropractor, physiatrist, practitioners that provide various types of "massage" like the rolfer that I'm going to later this month. I even saw an MD that offers prolotherapy & PRP (platelet rich plasma injections) as a way of dealing with these types of issues. Of course physical therapy also addresses these types of issues as well -- under the prescription of an MD.
I tend to like the approaches that don't involve just the option of surgery and/or a shot of cortisone so I tend not to go to the orthopedists in my area. I had thought once I had the new hip installed that I'd be done seeking and paying for alternative medical procedures. My OS also mentioned that I could see an acupuncturist!
He really is a nice little man, my OS, and just wants me to settle down and let things heal. I'm the one that is like a dog with a bone on this hip issue, just won't give it a rest on why it's not being what I'd expected! I think I need to get a job and get a hobby...
Sarah, I do hope you like the tush cush! Thanks for the insight into the femur feelings as your fractures were healing. I sometimes feel like my leg is an alien to me now and can never seem to pinpoint why or what is feeling uncomfortable.
Karen, there are a few Rolfers listed in our area now. Let me know if you decide to try one -- I go to Kat Burnett, she's listed in there.
Maybe I should try some retail therapy -- no one suggested that yet!
Have a nice day,