Hi @Tweb . I think you were asking @myglasshalffull about her January 4 appointment. So I tagged her so she will see your question.
How are you doing with your possible tendon issues with your left hip? Another month into your recovery and hopefully things are feeling better.
All went well in January at my OS appt and no need to return. X-Rays and strength test on my hip and gold star on my forehead.
We just returned Friday from a 2 week vacation and that was so nice, only thing was I got so stiff sitting on plane on way home, 6 hours, kept standing up to stretch but not much room on a plane to do so. Half the plane was empty and I wanted to move to empty aisle but they wanted you in your assigned seat.
Yesterday stiffness subsided and this morning I feel back to normal.
My one year anniversary was this past Thursday. Glad to get the first year behind me.
I met several people with walking sticks, really thinking about getting some for hiking.
Hope all is well on your end.
@CricketHip oh yes I forgot! Well the tendon/psoas/adductor area is still bothersome but a little less so. I played tennis two days in a row last week and didn’t regret it so that’s good. I’ve been using a foam roller on a regular basis and have added some adductor strengthening to my routine along with more yoga and Pilates so I think perhaps those things and time are helping. I go back to for one year follow up in May so depending on how it’s doing I will definitely discuss with surgeon.
Hello! I recently passed my one year “hipaversary “ for LATHR. I’ve been able to resume most activities without needing multiple recovery days. However am still experiencing a lot of “tightness” in that hip. Mostly noticeable when lifting and lowering my leg to put on pants and to get into the car. My right hip is 3 years post op and feels amazing. I went back to surgeon a couple of weeks ago for 1 year post op follow up and he confirmed that it’s illiopsoas tightness and is quite common especially with women. Can take a while to resolve and may not completely go away. He encouraged me to continue stretching (I have a whole routine I follow twice a day) and to give it more time. Said if it continues to be an issue we could consider an injection but he doesn’t like to do injections to artificial joints due to risk of infection. Last week I had a “fascial stretching session” which seems to have helped. I’m going to do another one this week. I would curious to know if there are others in the thread who have had this issue and if you have been able to find some resolution. FYI I never had this issue with the right hip which was two years before the left. Thanks!
I had the Anterior procedure on my right hip last September and was pretty vigilant with all the stretching/strengthening/foam rolling routines my PT had left me with. But even 5-6 months post surgery I was still feeling stiff and sore in the front of the right hip. Sometimes would bother me at night even. I noticed that heat helped relax things in that area. If your PT or surgeon has said "no heat" then don't try heat. But I found a hot water bottle helpful. I also noticed that when I did things that otherwise tired out my lower back that the area in front of the hip would feel tight and sore too. Makes sense to me because the psoas does originate low back and then travels around to attach to the femur.
@LeftKath yep totally agree- I’m a yoga instructor so am very aware of the psoas and how it wraps around from back to front . I do think it’s SLOWLY improving but I suppose I’m impatient and just want it to feel as good as the right hip. I also know what you mean about heat helping. Also have used a TENS unit that gives some relief when it’s really tight.