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Hip Pain

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MsSplenda56

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Hi Jo,

Is it common to still have hip pain after 18 weeks? I am not walking as much because of the advise from all medical professional including yourself. My OS said on yesteday I should be able to walk for longer periods of time within the next 2 months. What is your experience with THR and pain?


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Shirley

P. S. Now that I can post; I am shy...[/QUOTE]

Why shy? You will get so much information, support and encouragement from the forums!

You haven't really given me enough information to make any suggestions, honey.

I need to know - was you THR as a result of an old injury or anything like? Did you have any other complications? How pld are you? How long did you have pain pre-op? What kind of hip did you have? You said you saw your OS yesterday - was he otherwise happy with your progress? Did you tell him how you feel?

Why are you 'not walking as much' and what was the advice you got?

See, I need to know all this stuff before I can give you any advice or suggestions.

kind regards
Jo


Hi Jo,

Answer to your questions:

1. My THR was the results of gross severe OA.
2. There were no complications
3. I am 56 years old
4. I had pain for 7 years pre op; I thought it was my back
5. THR, right hip Stryker, ceramic on ceramic
6. Yes, he is pleased with my progress
7. Yes, I told him how I felt; he said, because he had to cut through muscles in the buttock; it takes a while to heal but should get better over time. He also did a movement of my hip to see if there was pain. It wasn’t! He also said the cold and wet weather was a factor too. The pain is walking over a long period of time or at the end of the day it's sore and painful. I take a hot bath and rub the area with oil. I have found riding my stationery bike is the best relief for this pain. He told me to continue to walk but not for long periods; he further stated this should get better in a couple month. At which time I will be 6 month post op.
8. My surgery was on 11/8/07.

Thanks for all you do for this forum... I am out of hiding in hope of continue support as I support others.


Happy Wednesday!
MsSplenda56
 

Connie

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I can tell you that with my first THR, I remember asking my OS when would I feel "normal" again. I was still feeling some pain and had mobility issues at 6 months. He told me that if I was 80, I would think I was cured.. The problem was that I was only 50 and I wanted to do much more than my body was ready for me to do. I know that when I reached the 1 year mark, I really did feel completely healed. Hope this helps. Connie
 
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MsSplenda56

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Connie,
Yes, this does help. Hearing from someone who have been there is good. I am a walker... Before my surgery I was walking 25 to 30 miles a week. Now I am down to 15 minutes at one time but I can ride my stationery bike 30 minutes or longer.

Thanks

MsSplenda56
 
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