Anyone with hip replacement trying to lose weight?
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CessnaPilot1998 posted:
Hi, I need to lose weight - about 40 pounds. Is there anyone struggling to lose weight after hip replacement? What kind of exercises are you doing? Any help would be appreciated. I was cleared by my surgeon to exercise (no jogging - running). Thanks.
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golferwannabe responded:
Hi. I too had a hip replacement and then two back surgeries. I gained 40lbs just laying around. Don't seem to have the stamina to exercise much, and even walking hurts. If you find something that works, let me know.
golferwannabe
 
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wwilson89 responded:
Have you thought about doing any type of water aerobics? Not hardcore swimming, but an actual class with a teacher and you do aerobics in a swimming pool. Lots of local pools offer those types of clases.
 
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kady_nana responded:
Hi,
I've never have had an hip replacement but I have had two right knee scopes and ended up with a total replacement. I've also have had major low back surgery and currently have a plate with bone screws holding it in place.

During all of the surgeries I put on about 40lbs I believe. And then I was prescribed Lyrica for my fibromyalgia and soon after taking the pills I gained another 50lbs; one of the major side effects from taking Lyrica. That wasn't explained to me at the time so I was blown away when I learned the weight gain was from that.

I'm just getting started with a Physical and Occupational Therapists to help me with that. As soon as I connect with them on which excerises I'll be doing I'll share that with you.
 
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CessnaPilot1998 replied to kady_nana's response:
Thanks! I appreciate anything you learn! Look forward to hearing from you!
 
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Gbert1 responded:
I have joint pain all over my body and have shoulder surgeries and have an autoimmune disease. I also have a very bad back with degenerative disease and stenosis. I lost 70 lbs. using a pilates reformer and weight watchers. I now take pilates classes from a certified pilates instructor who also does physical therapy. It has worked miracles helping my pain. I am 60, a little overweight and there are also others in the class waiting for surgeries. It has to be on a reformer which supports your body. It takes stress off the joints during the exercises. I also have a reformer at home. Some are very affordable and after just a few private lessons, I now take group classes which are very affordable. Best of luck to you. You can do it!
 
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mindywindy replied to kady_nana's response:
I have also had 2 total knee replacements on the same knee within a 6 months period. And it still not right. i have gained ALOT of weight due to this. I would love to know what the secret is to loosing weight, I cant bend my knee, so i am stuck as far as alot of exercises go. Please keep me imformed.
Thank you
 
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Gbert1 replied to mindywindy's response:
We had a lady in our pilates class that is getting knee replacement. She is around 70 and does a little pilates and therapy. Our group classes are only around $30. It was my way of getting physical therapy and exercise at the same time. I do mostly pilates now since I have less pain. I also take thyroid, steroids for my autoimmune disease and several other drugs that cause weight gain. I am about 15 lbs. overweight and trying to lose it but at 60 I am not in a big hurry. Losing that first 70 lbs. really helped being able to move and do more.It has changed my life.
 
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dontblink responded:
Hi, I have had hip replacement also. Taking a water aerobics class at your local YMCA would help you. They offer classes with a qualified instructor. It gives you so much freedom of movement. You can also stretch your mucles so much easier.
It has helped me wonderfully. Hope this helps. Good Luck
 
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CessnaPilot1998 responded:
Thanks everyone! You posts have inspired me. I just started a beginners Zumba class and it is super fun. If I can't do the move I just do the best I can. Most of all it is fun! Give it a try if you can.