Pain in the butt? Literally

Hi all

I’m 5 weeks post surgery from right THR Anterior approach, and doing great.  Been walking all over and using the elliptical, and this week the doctor gave me the go ahead to swim so I’m taking deep water running, and pool boot camp at my gym.  Here is my question…has anyone been experiencing or experienced during their recovery pain in the buttocks?  I think it’s the piriformos muscle?  It kills me.  I have mentioned this to the physical therapist and she said it’s because I’m using muscles I haven’t used in over a year due to my limping and not being able to fully exercise. The hip feels great I’m just having these muscle issues!

Thanks

Cara

2 weeks since surgery

I had full hip replacement  two weeks ago and have been coming to this site and for inspiration tips and any thoughts to help me get through this. The hip pain is gone now just dealing with sore muscles incision pain and a bit Of knee pain from all the limping.  I’m not a very patient person already I’m thinking about when I can start exercising again.  Previous to the surgery I was adamant that I would return to running  even though my surgeon says he doesn’t recommend it and my physical therapist is very much against it. now I just keep thinking about not hurting my new part  as I like to call it. I just wonder when I’ll get over that fear of dislocating it by moving the wrong way or hurting it   I know it’s only two weeks but I’d appreciate any thoughts for advice. From reading previous posts I see that I shouldn’t even think about doing anything for At minimum three months  which at this point seems like a lifetime.   What do you do in the meantime? I’m someone who was in the gym almost every day whether it was running boxing Bikram yoga or working out with a trainer.  I guess that’s what got me in this position in the first place at only 51 years old.