Why is it that sometimes my left hip really hurts BAD and at other times, doesn't hurt at all??
I went out and push mowed our yard fine the other day, then took a shower, laid down and oh my!!! My hip hurt like a bitch.. Same deal with riding my bicycle around town.... I ride fine, stop and oh boy!!
Like I have said before, I am scared to death to get it replaced, but....
Please talk to me about this because people around me are saying get a hip replacement done!
No big deal at all...
That's very typical of a diseased hip. You can get it working and moving, but afterwards it's aggravated from rough surfaces rubbing each other.
You will know when it's time. When pain increases and quality of life decreases enough, the decision becomes easier.
If your not ready, try the supplements glucosamine and chondrotin. It can help some, but you have to take it for at least a month to feel improvement.
When you decide that it is time, I'd go to a major big city hospital with a very good orthopedic dept. outcomes are significantly better there than smaller regional hospitals. I'd also make sure your getting a ceramic bearing hip implanted (not plastic).
It's a big deal. You want to commit to the pre surgery PT and then post surgery PT and take that seriously as it were your job.
I have had a total hip replacement nine years ago and it's worked out well. I worked very hard at the rehab/PT. I bought a pair of the forearm crutches so I could do lots of walking with a more natural gait during rehab. I was doing pretty good after three weeks and back to full duty in six weeks.