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THR Good hip hurts when using cane?

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Either I'm using muscles not usually used when I walk with a cane or my good hip is starting to go.

Has anyone experienced mostly muscle pain in their good hip when using a cane? BTW I did properly size the cane and I am using it correctly.
 

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Maybe you are walking a bit more, using the cane? My “good” hip is going and the way I know is because I get that terrible groin crease pain, not just muscle pain. My old MRI of the “good hip” from five years ago showed I was almost devoid of cartilage in that hip.
 

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I started experiencing the exact same thing when I switched from the walker to the cane. It's muscle pain, on the outside of the hip and not in the groin. It is especially noticeable after I have been walking uphill.
 

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It could be that the cane is helping you walk more normal and your body is reacting to that. You'll probably have the same thing happen after surgery for a while, it will be trying to get used to walking normal again.

Have you tried icing and elevating when you're at home? I know there are some that it helps prior to surgery and some, like me that it doesn't/didn't. You can also try a hearing pad or something along those lines, sometimes it adds comfort and gives the mind something else to focus on.
 
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@Elf1

I purchased a recliner a few weeks ago and elevate whenever I sit down. Not sure if it helps or not but it is comfortable. I've been doing a whole lot of sitting the last few months, more than I'd like but that's how it is.

I still have times when the discomfort is low enough to walk mostly normal without the cane. Other times it's all I can do to hobble around with the cane. It sounds reasonable that the good hip outside muscles are being used a little differently than they are used to when I walk with a cane.

I might just switch to crutches on the bad days/times.
 

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