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Question by  Gary42 (23)

What can I do if my rehabilitation from hip replacement surgery has slowed?

I am ready to get back on my feet and no longer be dependent on pain meds.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Talk to your physician and your PT professional. If you don't feel you are recovering fast enough, your doctor can discuss your concerns and advise you as to what are realistic expectations. Rely on trained professionals to help determine what is good progress. You should not be dependent on pain meds. Discuss this with your doctor as well.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Everyone heals at a different rate. Consider, too, that many hip replacement patients are seniors and may not bounce back as quickly as they might have 25 years earlier. Talk to your doctor and your PT about other approaches and things you can do on your own to hasten your recovery. Definitely keep your physician aware of the medication situation.


Answer by  jamieellison (1637)

Rehabilitation is always difficult following major surgery or trauma. Consult with your physician about using physical therapy to speed your recovery. Physical therapists can tailor your rehab to your specific abilities and tolerances. Furthermore, they can recommend water therapy in a pool to help alleviate the concerns about stresses on your recovering joints. Happy healthy healing!


Answer by  Amanda65 (1220)

Continue to do the recommended exercises and go to rehab. This is a process and sometimes it will be slower at times and and faster at others.

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