I’m a 68 yo woman who had bilateral hip replacement(lateral approach, minimum incision, Zimmer Biomet) on 9/27/19, so am now 4 months out. Everything was going pretty well , apart from some minor bursitis over the trochanter which did not limit my walking and doing some gentle yoga. I believe it’s tied to a tight IT band + some minor scoliosis caused by the prior arthritis, which was much worse in one hip and had resulted in one leg being at least one inch shorter than the other.
Then I tried to do some specific exercises for this condition. They didn’t hurt at the time. Next day–agony. Felt like hot needles being inserted into my sides.
This happened 6 days ago, and I’m still creeping around and in pain. Am going back to PT on Friday for an evaluation, but from all I’ve read this condition is very tricky to deal with. You can imagine how depressed I feel. My goals from this surgery were not as ambitious as most–just wanted to do some slow jogging(5K max) and yoga. I’ll be returning to live in London shortly and am in no state to be dealing with stairs, let alone getting around via tube. I was in pretty good shape before the surgery–far worse now.
I have a near infrared device, but am not sure if it can be used over a prosthesis. I also have some topical NSAID cream from England(currently I’m in the US), but am not sure if that can be used either. I can’t take oral NSAIDs. So right now, I’m just using some heat and limiting movement(sigh).
I would be very grateful for feedback from anyone else who has had to deal with this condition and if anything specific helped.