What to Expect During Your Hip Surgery Recovery
Hip surgery is a significant procedure, and the surgery recovery takes some rest, time, and physical therapy to get you back to yourself again. With such a big procedure on the horizon, it’s normal to be a bit nervous, but if you know what to expect it can help to calm your nerves. Plenty of people go through this surgery every year, so there’s nothing to worry about. Today in the Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness blog, we’ll discuss what you can expect during your hip surgery recovery.
Immediately After Surgery
When you wake up from your surgery, you’ll most likely feel some pain. This is a time when you’ll be mostly resting and relaxing. Your doctor will administer the proper medications and make sure there aren’t any post-surgery complications. The next day, you’ll begin the surgery recovery process.
First Days After
The first few days after surgery, you’ll begin moving around and working on strengthening your hip muscles. You’ll be using a device to help you walk too. After a couple of days, you should be able to start eating a normal diet again.
The First Week
Within a few days of your surgery recovery process, you should be able to leave the hospital and return home. Many people opt to continue recovery at a place like Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness to recover in tranquility and luxury. When you stay at Pearl Recovery, it makes it easier to have your needs taken care of and your surgery recovery period will be more restful. During this week, you’ll also be doing the exercises given to you by your physical therapist to continue strengthening your hip.
By the third week, you should be able to do most of the things you normally do. If you have a strenuous job, you may have to wait longer. You also may still be experiencing some discomfort. If you have your range of motion and are off pain pills by your sixth week, you’ll be able to start driving again. Eventually, by about the third month, you should be back to your normal lifestyle without pain or discomfort. Just make sure to attend any follow-up visits with your doctor and physical therapist.
Choose Pearl Recovery for your Surgery Recovery Needs
If you want a peaceful surgery recovery, choose Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness. We will make sure your needs are taken care of so you can rest and go through your surgery recovery process in comfort. Contact us today for more information or to reserve your stay.