Re: Dealing with Referred Pain from Bad Hip
Hello. I had my right hip dislocate when I was 13 and I had surgery when I was 13 and 14. I'm 33 now and I know that referred pain feeling! The best exersices that I know of are the same ones my dr. gave me for my hips! Laying down, bring your knee to your chest slowly. Do only one leg at a time and do not force leg to go up into chest more than it can. I'm sure you have a limited range of motion just like I do (and my right leg is now about 1/4 inch longer than my left leg so I bare all of my weight on left leg).
The other exercises that I do are sitting down and I just kick my foot out slowly. That gets my knee moving. I stay away from stair masters. A lot of jumping around makes my knees and hips hurt. I used to walk as a teenager and in my 20's. I kept my weight down until I go to the age of 27. I notice that my pain was not as bad when I kept on walking. Once I stopped walking (for a month or more) my right hip and knee would start to hurt.
I never run. I did that a few times and it brought pain to my legs below my knees in the front. If I had access to a pool, I'd also go swimming. I think If I rememeber correctly, my doctor told me to swim since it will be good for my hip and knee.
Do you happen to know if a general MD has delt with women with a hip problem like this and has done paps? I'm not asking if you personally know of a dr. that does.....
I find it very hard to have a pap since my right hip can't do what it used to do before the age of 13. It seems that some of my doctors in the past did not understand why I could not get my feet into those sterups and they never stay inside of them.
Basically, what I'm asking is, what do doctors do, when they come across someone with a physical disability that can not get into a certian position for a certian examination? (Not just including a pap). There has to be an easier way for me to have a pap each year. I'm sure doctors do something for those that have disabilites.