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- February 27, 2018 at 9:20 am #9681
Had right THR 1/4/17. It’s going great. Received all clear from Dr. (not cleared to run but not to see him for 2 years). Attempted to run a couple o
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- February 28, 2018 at 7:21 pm #9682CarolynParticipant
I’m no PT but it sounds like there is some hip imbalance that’s affecting the knee. I had various imbalances in the months after the L hip got replaced. There was a difference in strength that had to be evened out, plus there were numerous old habits I’d learned while in pain in the years before finally having surgery. Many of those are almost unconscious as your body tries to avoid pain. So all of that can take a while to fix. I had knee pain about 12-13 months after THR too – it was from various imbalances, maybe overstriding, maybe rehabbed-hip side ending up stronger than the sore-knee side … it seems to have gone away with a focus on trying to be even when walking and running.
If you had an anterior THR, then those thigh muscles were pried apart to get at the joint, and maybe they are still healing, or there is maybe some scarring from the procedure also. Can you roll or stretch the quads? A good PT should be able isolate the source and make some corrections and maybe even give you things to do to help stay even.
- March 1, 2018 at 8:42 am #9683
Thanks Carolyn. My surgery was posterior and that probably has much to do with everything. Good idea on rolling the quads. PT has given me good home exercises. At age 58 stretching sure seems to be the name of the game so that’s what will have to happen. Good to know I’m not the only one on this island of >12 mos. recovery.
- March 5, 2018 at 8:57 am #9684Hip Brother TomKeymaster
Good for you and scheduling PT. Carolyn is right. It sounds like an imbalance. The tight quad is a dead giveaway. Hopefully you’ll get straightened out with PT. Stay optimistic. This is just a little speed bump. 🙂
- March 6, 2018 at 8:24 am #9685
Thanks for the positive, upbeat encouragement Tom. Hope to someday soon be able to jump right over those speed bumps!
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