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feeling of sitting on a ball at times is this normal after 7 1/2 months since surgery
I agree with Kaismama. Talk to your surgeon. He may want to xray to see if anything is out of place. One of the MOST MOST important things when recovering from this type of surgery is to push yourself to do the therapy! It does hurt and it is difficult at first, but dont wait! It only gets more difficult to do as time goes on. You dont want to "wait to heal then try therapy" Get on your physical therapy as soon as they will let you and be diligent with it. Do it as much as they tell you to. If you only do it when the therapist is around, you wont recover properly. You have to do the exercises as they tell you to do on your own. This is truly the MOST important thing to do to heal. If you are not consistent with your therapy, you will not heal and recover properly and will always have trouble. One can always tell which patients are diligent with therapy and ones who only do it sporadically and just when their therapist is around.
I cant stress enough how important therapy is to recovery and getting a good result. Be sure that everything is well with the surgery. Be sure that nothing has popped out of place, or the like, then be sure to get on that therapy! You can still get a good outcome if you start doing the therapy now, once any difficulties are ruled out. It will hurt and you will be sore but the pay off is worth it!
my first hip replaced at age 47 and did not have that issue at all , but i went to a great doctor in another state who told me 80% of his work was rework of other drs. botched work usually due to wrong size equipment used. this was in 2000 on my left side. in 2005 my right one was done in my home town by another dr. and i have had nothing but problems and pain since then including what you are experiencing... so maybe you did not have the best of doctors like i did on the second time. so sorry to hear of your issues and truly hope can get a resolution... i suffer constantly and would have given anything to have been able to go back to Charlotte, NC for the second surgery; but we are controlled by insurance companies in the country... sad, huh?
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