Firstly, these can be quite typical complaints from individual’s post hip replacement even 12 months post, however this does not mean that rehabilitation is going to be a struggle.
There are really 3 aspects to think about in order to optimise weight loss given this information.
1. Management of painful tissues - through routine physical therapies, medications, equipment (such as braces) etc.
2. Monitor and adjust aspects regrading nutrition, stress, sleep etc. to help promote weight loss and maintain energy levels.
3. Determine ways to exercise preferably at higher intensities to help keep muscle mass and improve metabolism.
I would start with an aerobic exercise you can do relatively easily, without too much discomfort or irritating painful tissues to build a foundation (walking if possible, recumbent bike dependent of your range of motion, arm ergo etc.). This should be something that is progressively increased as able up to "most days a week".
The second part of the exercise would be any a quality upper body resistance program in the form of weights or resistance bands, standing or seated. This is assuming that core stability, hydrotherapy, graded lower limb exercise is done during your routine rehabilitation.
Exercise wise you need to be diligent with rehabilitation and then also take advantage of strength and fitness in your upper body.
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