Re: After hip surgery my knees hurt, why?
Had my left THR in April 2007. My knee just ached all the time...It should get better. And my left leg is now longer also. Had to put about 1/2 inch heel support in my right shoe. Actually have a Dr. Scholl's gel pad and 2 heel supports that you can get off the shelf at any Walmart. I went to a rehab store after surgery, but Walmart's stuff is just as good, just have to experiment and stack them to get yourself as level as possible. Only explanation I have been able to come up with is that your new hip is at the same level as your hip was at at age...say 21 and your original hip has shrunk with the rest of your skeleton. My MD laughs and says when he replaces my right one, I'll be back to 5'4"
Anyway, 7 months later my knee is much better, though I am having some healing sensations in the lateral muscle right above the knee. Kind of like the burny itchy feeling I had at my abdominal incision years ago after my c-section. Drives me nuts, but it, too, is getting better. Why, I don't know, and my orthopod says it is normal. But have faith, the more you walk on it and exercise, the knee should get better. Mine did. Good luck with it!