Other aches/pains before THP--normal?
Brief history: I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia 7 month ago. Stopped running, had PT, and 2 months later arthritis kicked in. One cortisone shot lasted a month, the last one (2 weeks ago) did nothing. I have a THP scheduled for my left hip on June 19. The hip pain is tolerable, but the rest of my body seems to be failing me. I wake up with a terribly stiff neck, and the muscles in my good side (right) keep tightening one me. My right hamstring seizes every morning. I can no longer do the stretches I've been doing all along--everything has been modified. Is this normal? Is it just that the rest of my body is overcompensating? I'm so afraid this will happen after the surgery and affect my recovery. Any thoughts/advice?