Hip surgery recovery involves learning to do things in different ways. In the initial stages it’s important to avoid a fall that could set you back in the recovery process. To start with, you may be advised to use a walking aid. There will be certain movements you should avoid making, and you should take care on stairs. However, many former patients return to work or enjoy the activities they did before surgery.
You should be able to walk normally after hip surgery recovery but there are a few tricks to avoid setbacks or injury. For example, you should avoid swiveling around suddenly on the ball of your foot. You will be advised to take small steps, rather than large strides, especially in the initial stages after surgery. You should also avoid crossing your legs or doing anything that puts unnecessary strain on the hips. Avoid low chairs or tasks that involve excessive bending.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Brooklyn NY knows how to care for patients who have had hip surgery. While pain relief, rehab therapy, education and emotional support will begin straight away, we assess you at every stage of the rehab process to ensure the smoothest and quickest possible hip surgery recovery.
Contact us for more information about our care and rehab services. Call us or walk in to see things for yourself. We are here to answer any questions you may have.