Feeling the Pain Again

Susan

Feeling the Pain Again

Susan
dumbbell-pair-299535_640I called my dad this morning at the usual time, 7:30  a.m, and he said he was feeling pain in his arms, hands and shoulders again.

He had a hip replacement the end of January and now the doctor suspects he is over compensating using his upper body to pull himself up when he stands or gets out of bed. The doctor wants him to start physical therapy again to strengthen the upper part of his body.

It seems like we fix one thing, and another issue comes up. He tried an anti-inflammatory medication for two weeks and it helped a little, but not enough to justify the cost, or adding it to his already long list of other medications that he takes.

I am hoping that physical therapy will help.

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