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What to do if your hip operations is postponed - with consultant at Bodyworks Health Clinic Marbella

Hip Pain while waiting for a postponed hip operation?

If you are waiting for your hip operation it can get a bit disheartening. It can feel like limbo – you aren’t getting better, just . . . . waiting.

And often you don’t get a referral to a physiotherapist or other support and help until AFTER the operation.

And if that operation is delayed or postponed because of a crisis (here’s looking at you Covid-19!) then you get stuck. And that sensation isn’t going to help your hip feel any better.

What to do while waiting for your hip operation

In my opinion, the best thing you can do while you are waiting for your hip operation is prehab.

That’s short for prehabilitation – it’s like rehabiliation but you do it BEFORE your operation.

Ok but why?

Several reasons actually:

  1. It reduces your pain and increases your mobility in the short term.
  2. It makes your recovery after the operation faster and more comfortable.

The basic premise is that the better shape you are in BEFORE you have surgery, (which is, in case we forget – major trauma to an already unhappy and traumatised area! ), the better shape you will be in coming out.

And in the short term we know that these exercises will make you more comfortable and help you become more mobile – so the waiting will be less painful.

Let’s be honest – what have you got to lose?

Except possibly some of your pain . . . .

Fill in the form below and get access to our free hip pre-op exercise video and the complete instructions.

And start to feel better right now.

Let us know if you have any specific questions you'd like Estelle to answer and we'll get back to you asap!
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