I am just over 5 months post-op from my November 30th surgery. I am making small improvements, but small improvements are better than a kick in the butt. Right?
So this week, I have started stretching out my hip about 7 time a day for 30 seconds. I stretch in the morning while I brush my teeth and several times during the day at work. Then I stretch again when I get home and always before I go to bed.
I have also been hitting the gym and swimming. I have been going to the gym 3 times a week and swimming twice a week on average. I always stretch out before and after my workout. I think all the stretching has helped with my pain levels because I haven't been in excruciating pain after my swims or workouts.
I have not had any super bad flare ups in the last two weeks. I always describe a flare up as pain level 7 or 8. My pain levels have been around 4, 5, 6 for the past couple of weeks.
6 = Can't sleep, just punch me
5 = nagging
4 = hurts but lets watch a movie and I can forget about it for a bit.