posted on Sep, 26 2019 @ 05:29 PM
a reply to: hiddeninsite
10 years later, and my hip still gives me pretty big problems. Now, it probably didnt help that I broke it again less than a year after the surgery..
But its definitely still a big issue!
My experience was that stretching helped more than pretty much anything else. At least until the second break did something.. weird.. where I cant
stretch it far enough to matter.
My prescription, as a pseudo expert in horrific health issues to anyone going through these things, is to take it easy right after the surgery
(wherever it is) until the incision site is pretty well healed. Still move around, thats important, but we can really screw things up by our desire to
get back to "normal" asap. Then, moving on to PT and slowly building back up to what might
be new limitations. Trying to get back to where we
were before the injury or surgery can frequently lead to a permanently *lower* limitation. This is especially tricky, as we have generally spent our
whole life getting used to things. Its all we have known, really, but that can change.
Then, keep stretching. Always. Never stop. Dont push it here either, ALL of these experiences are ALWAYS slower than we want. But, being patient might
be the most important mindset we can have.
Its also important to listen to the docs (duh..), but
if something really doesnt feel right.. listen to that instead.