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[BILATERAL THRs] 5 weeks pain kinda the same as before surgery.

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by TDennison, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Jamie

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    It's not really the distance.....it's how well you worked up to that level of activity and how your body responded. If you hurt afterwards, it was too much too soon. And if you didn't work up to that distance (and twice in one day!), then that's likely the reason for pain afterwards. Try to remember that slow and steady progress is best with activity increases.
     
  2. TDennison

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    thank you.

    with my stomach issue, should tylonol be avoided as well as alieve?

    thanks


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    No, Tylenol is an excellent choice for pain relief even with stomach problems. Just be sure you use the Extra Strength (500mg) version. You should take 1000mg at a time at least 4 hours apart and no more than 4 of these doses in any 24 hour period. Tylenol contains acetaminophen and 4000mg is the maximum 24 hour dosage. So be sure you count in any other medications containing it into your daily total. It is frequently in over the counter allery and cold medications, so always read the labels of anything you're taking!

    NSAIDs are actually very poor pain relievers following surgery. The swelling and inflammation is different than what you experienced with arthritis. It's surgical pain and it responds much better to real pain relievers like Tylenol, Tramadol, and narcotic pain medications.

    Aleve is also an NSAID and should be avoided.
     
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    thank you. i will take some tylonol when i get home


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    I can't take any NSAIDs because of past stomach surgery. Alleve was the worst of all of them and couldnt take it even before the surgery. Tylenol every 6 hours has done pretty well. I have taken it pretty much on schedule. I have started missing doses or spreading them out and when I find myself in pain (hip replacement in sept and knee replacement in dec) I check when I last took tylenol (I still write it down) and it is always over due.

    I always thought Tylenol was a joke for pain relief until the kind people here told me otherwise. I learned if I keep it in y system it really does help.
     
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    yes I too used to not consider it much.

    thanx


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    I just can't stay still....I have to walk at work as it is on a university campus. I understand what you say, it is just not possible for me. I wish I could. I could cut out the doggy walks but she gets so excited to go.

    Thank you for your sage advice.

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    I know that you had both hips done, but do you use a cane at all? I also work on a campus and I find that walking with a cane (even at 9 weeks out) it REALLY helps keep the pain down. Plus, it adds some stability when I feel my hip getting fatigued. (And maybe even a little confidence:yes!:)
     
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    i do use a cane.

    thank you


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    Sorry for the mis up...my dates were not right, I am at 8.5 weeks presently...I think :)
     
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    Where is that recovery chart Ive seen on this site? Can anyone direct me?

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