I’m recovering well from THR - it’s been 4 weeks and two days!, walking normally (except when the stupid adductor flares up), doing ALL my exercises and stretches, religiously - P/T 3 times a week for two weeks, and now down to twice a week. According to the therapists, I’m doing incredibly
I do all of the exercises daily and am getting stronger - recovering function and flexibility - BUT!, I have developed tendonitis in the right adductor - same side as new hip.
It’s pretty clear that my new alignment (as in the hips are now finally even after years? of the right leg being shorter) is contributing to this - and has thrown me out of whack.
I’ve been Googling (of course), and it seems to be common among athletes; a GROIN injury!, or at least under that “subheading.”
My P/T suggested stretching it by stepping out with that leg and leaning over it (which is what I’ve been doing), but though I’m able to stretch my hamstrings now (YAY!), I’m not yet allowed to do a straddle stretch on the floor; I used to do this twice a day to stretch my adductors.
The other problem is that I can stretch my left hip/glute by bringing my knee across my body while lying on my back, but I can’t do that on the replaced hip side because it’s too much torque. As a result, that hip/buttock is tighter than usual (my muscles are very tight in general) despite sitting on a tennis ball, using heat, etc. Apparently this is slightly contributory? Ice, heat, yes and yes.
Any thoughts? I want to be able to get back on the horse at some point later this month, and have an appt. with my surgeon next Friday - he’s going to x-ray my knees - it’s been awhile!, and inject them. I’ll obviously ask him about this, but from what I read there’s not a LOT to be done for this.