Not sure if this is another segment of Ups and Downs, or something more serious.
After my trip to Spain, I came back and immediately had heel pain (this was 11/04/22). I waited it out, it got a bit better, then it got really bad really fast. Plantar Fasciitis. Getting over that was worse than my initial THR recovery (I had only used a cane for a week with THR, needed a cane for 2+ weeks with fasciitis). It finally resolved in total by late January 2023.
At no time did my hip bother me during the fasciitis. Nor afterward, until 2 weeks ago.
We went on vacation end of Feb. to view old forts and ramparts in Campeche. It required a lot of stair climbing, as did our hotel stay in an old hacienda on its tall 2nd floor (at least 25 steep stairs). We must have climbed those stairs 6 to 8 times a day as we went out for meals, tours, shopping and to the pool. We were there 4 days. At no time did I have any pain. Fyi, our home is 1 story, no steps, so I normally never climb any stairs.
Our flights home were awful...long layover in an airport with really hard seating, stood for over an hour as they called us to board, then it was delayed again. Of course, sitting on planes and then a 40 minute cab ride home.
The next day I was sore all over, back, hips, feet (but not heel). So was my normally iron-man husband and we figured between a different bed and so much walking and stair climbing, we both needed to rest. We were both in decent shape after 3 days. I started my regular walks (1-2 miles a day) to fetch groceries, etc.
At some point I noticed I had groin pain, NOT when walking, but when going up stairs or curbs. And sometimes a bit when seated and when I get into bed, but not when sleeping unless a turn over funny (I have always been a fitful sleeper). .
My groin pain is probably a level 3 or 4 when I go up a stair or curb. It also hurts getting in/out of car. There seems to be soom minor swelling at or near my incision, though that has happened before when I've overdone it at around my 3rd month after THR (saw my ortho and he said normal, and it went away shortly). I have iced the hip for the past week.
For the past 5 days I decided to stop my walks and rest more. The groin pain has moved slightly, from adjacent to my crotch (sorry for the visual) to mid way across where my front of leg meets torso, but sometimes still in the groin proper.
I am of course scared something is really wrong. I just made an appt. with my ortho and will see him early Thursday.
In the meantime, anyone have anything similar happen to them...my surgery was August 1, 2022 so I am 7+ months out.