So, the Husbeast was doing some research for me on hip pain - since he is suffering watching me limp around. He discovered that there are a lot of people (forums) that show these symptoms post dramatic weight (greater than 50lbs) loss - a large number of them after WLS.
I suppose that I knew that it was going to be a part of the issue.
I had some x-rays taken yesterday (Hips and lumbar). I have a family history of hip joint issues.
My mother had her hip replaced at 55, both of her parents have had both of their hips replaced. My Nana, had one hip done twice. This does bode well for my long term hip health - but tomorrow they should have the films and be able to see if I inherited the genetic flaw of badly shaped femur heads that wear out the hp socket. Fingers crossed that I don't. I've seen what recovery from hip replacement looks like and I am NOT INTERESTED.
In the mean time, the appointment yesterday with my chiro was excellent. She did a lot of ART (Active Release Technique) aka - torture - on my adductor. Which released the hip a lot and I'm feeling better. Not 100%, but better, and I'm not worried that I'm about to go critical again and spend a week on the sofa unable to move my leg, walk or get up without assistance.
Anyway - its interesting that so many WLS people have ended up with hip issues. Have any of you gone for physiotherapy for gait and movement/lower back treatment?
Then again... it makes sense. I know that I walk differently, sit differently, lay down differently. My body feels, looks and physically IS different. Fat creates pressure in the body, and now that it is gone, everything is moving around more, shifting. So I suppose that this makes total sense.
I'm feeling more positive now, and hopeful that tomorrow I will get good news (normal femur and hip structure). However if I don't - I'm just going to be happy to know what the issue is and then work on solving it. I'm going to start looking for a physio clinic as well - I'm quite sure that it is in my future no matter what the x-rays say.