Am I the first?
Well done all on progress! I am almost 5 weeks post op and doing really well. Back to gym able to do at least 25 mins on bike and walking normally, od twinge and aching but thats all, just trying to get stronger every day!
Triple 07, you can opt for local follow ups, that is what I did and seems standard to be offered.
hope all are well!
Hello everyone. Good to hear the recovery progress and positive stories. Hope you continue to feel so positive and make such good progress, Rebecca, parklife, Moozer and loverunning. I'm especially excited for Moozer and the fact that you've got your second op so soon. I had 8 months between mine and while the first one struggled a bit to take all the strain, I would not have wanted to wait any longer.
João - I agree with what parklife said about it being so soon after your op. I still get some days where my hips are uncomfortable/ stiff/ tingling. My first operation was 18 months ago! Things get better, but slowly.
Triple07 - do you know much about the surgeon 200+ miles away? If he/she's got a good reputation and you can have local care afterwards, I'd agree with what Rebecca said. I travelled for over 2 hours 2 days after my first op and had no problems (stopped to stretch my legs every 45 mins or so). I think parklife travelled by plane a day or two after his op, so I'm sure he could reassure you if travel were a worry. I think (assuming it's a good surgeon) that sooner is better, especially when your local option could be much longer.
I'm still happy with my recovery at the minute. I've been doing 3-4 runs per week and gradually improving my parkrun time. Today was my fastest since October 2010, when my hip problems first became apparent. I'm due to have an MRI with dye injection on 12th June. It has taken so long for the date to come through - since my last hospital appointment in early April, when the right hip was painful. Now that the hip is working well, I'm debating whether or not I should still have the scan - I feel now like it won't show anything, but I don't want to regret it if the pain returns and have to wait again.
Hope everyone is well. Just a question for everyone who has had surgery. Which strengthening exercises did you or are you doing and how often do you do them. Has anybody found the Clam exercise causes irritation ? Parkiife you mentioned on here previous that certain exercises cause discomfort and I was just wondering which ones.
I have been given a fair few exercises. I find the bridge + dipping each hip is good. Standing against wall and sloping down (only if several weeks on), lying flat and pressing legs into floor, pulling in all muscles....hope that helps.
I got put onto leg press by physio, boring but prob worth it. Did first run in a year on firday, only 20mins on treadmill but loved it. Still a little stiff after day out/at work, but doing well.
How you feeling Moozer?
Great to her your progress is going well. Well done.
I was doing well until last week 13 weeks post op and did something to irritate either the hip or hip muscles. I was just finishing a walk at lunch and it basically stopped me in my tracks causing me to limp the rest of the way back to the office, the previous day I was doing some new balance strengthening exercises so maybe its something to do with that. Been getting a few twinges since then although walking is a bit easier now. if I stand up straight and lean back I can feel a bit of discomfort as well in what I think might be a hip flexor. Anyway going to see a physio on Thursday for a 1 hour soft tissue massage.
I had that the other day, went to the supermarket and limped the whole way around, I think that is just part and parcel of it all....well I guess it is. My physio says because of the way they had to disclocate the hip it can cause nerve and muscle damage. I will get twinges and stiff leg pretty much daily, but managable.
Going to do a body pump class this evening, cant wait to get back to classes...hope I dont pay for it in the next few days.
Keep going, you will get there, i just look at it as every day being different, some are better than others! Hope the massage is good, let me know as I wandered about getting one done!
Taking much comfort in reading your "success stories"
Had my pre-op today still no date though! Or even a hospital but now they have breached the waiting list times, I don't think the care if its by 3 weeks or 3months
After hearing of some of you guys travelling many miles after their op, I told them Id go to any hospital so hopefully that might speed it up.
Pre-op did seem a bit of a waste of time though, don't know how old they thought I was - I was booked for an ECG to see if I could withstand a general anaesthetic- to be fair the 75+ year olds I was surrounded by looked more able bodied! The nurse did MRSA screenings & took my blood, After waiting 2hours the consultant was too busy to come through so in 2minutes a junior dr. who's answer to my "what exactly does the procedure involve?" was "they will fix your hip" listened to my chest & concluded I was fit & healthy & could go home.
Didn't see OT or physio, is that normal?
Now back to waiting for the postie/phone to ring!
Had review appt with the NHS specialist in sports medicine. He seemed a little deflated by my progress at 6 months post-op, said I was doing 'ok'.
The main problem seems to be shaking off this bloody limp!!AAArggg!!!
Am beginning to wonder if it will ever go. Recently physio has ben doing some pretty tough massge on the hip flexor psoas but still it won't completely shift.
Specialist said that by now I should be doing some impact (ie running on treadmill) but I find even cycling inflames the flexor! Thank Gord for learning to swim some or I would be going stark raving bonkers!
So, the specialist is sending me for a cortisone jag to try and release the psoas, 2 month wait time. I cannot believe this. Every time I think the end is in sight another bloody big hurdle gets put up - this has happened time and time again over the past 2 years - I will be 2 years injured on the 3 July.
Has anybody else had a cortisone jag post op to try and release muscles?
Otherwise I think the hip is pretty good, touch wood, if only I could get these seeming knock on effects sorted. Seems worse after driving or sitting at a table which seems to scrunch up that particular muscle.
Moozer, clams did irritate for a while, make sure you do them real nice and slow as this is what works the glute med not a fast up and down which is carried by momentum. And you don't have to fully extend them if irritating, just go halfway or so.
Hello fellow FAI people
just thought I would touch base and give an update and see how everyone is?
Im now 10 months post op right hip and 4 months post op left hip. I'd be lying if I said that I'm back to normal but I'm 75% there.
Still have daily pain especially at night and its worse in my right hip but only very occasionally take naproxen and don't have full ROM but other than that life is good post op.
have a mega busy job which involves long commutes to London and a lot of walking which I'm finding I can do, have had nights out where I've danced for hours in heels and I've joined my local triathlon club, did my 1st OWS a few weeks ago and loved It! Just doing the swimming training with them currently and will look to do the bike in time - I might have OA but its not stopping my from doing anything (only running)
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |