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I was doing well for the first three months then I had to have an xray on laying on the xray table I had to lay with my operated hip pressed to the table surface, this caused me so much pain inside my hip as to me the inside was not as healed as the outside scar tissue. It is now 14 months and still have inside pain ,I've had physio and done all my exercises but no pain relief. Has anyone else had this problem after xrays as to me putting your full waight on your hip on a metal table soon after hip replacement seams wrong.
 

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Hello Mall, Thanks for joining us. I’m sorry you’re struggling with pain.

Could you please tell us the date of your hip replacement and which hip it was. We will apply the info as your signature. Having that information will make it easier for us to advise you also.

If I’m understanding from the information you left, you’re fourteen months post op and struggling with pain that you feel began due to the way you were positioned on the table for an x-ray eleven months ago. Is that correct?

What was the x-ray for?
Was it your post op appointment, or were they checking something due to a complaint?
Also, how long did you engage in PT, beginning when, ending when?
Would you mind sharing the exercises you engaged in routinely.

I believe a little more information may help us better advise you. Hope to hear from you soon.
@Mall
 

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Hi @Mall oh I feel that pain! I am respectively 3 and 7 years out from THRs, and lying on a hard surface one either side is painful. There could be many causes for this, and in my case all the causes are soft tissue related and I am too lazy to have it looked into.

Is your pain right at the hard part that you lie on? Or more in the groin area? With the first hip, I had some bursitis on the "inside"-- iliopsoas bursitis. My OS said that was common, and usually went away by itself. Mine did, thankfully. But the pain on the outsides of both hips is still there, and one day I'm sure I'll look into it.

What approach was your surgery? I had anterior, so I don't lie on any scar tissue. If yours was any kind of lateral, your scar tissue might have begun the pain. What does your surgeon say?
 

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@Mall - Have you been back to your surgeon and told him/her about this continuing pain? if so, what did he/she say?
If not, it would be a good idea to do so.
 
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I had my posterior hip replacement on 28th February 2019, on my 3 months assessment with my specialist on the same day I had my xray all was fine no pain no limp no walking stick.
But from that day on I've had nothing but pain, sometime in the groin area but mostly down from scar area into my thigh lately it's deep inside my hip joint.
My next appointment with the specialist was to have been in March but was cancelled because of covid-19 and am now waiting for a new appointment, I just want to know if anyone has had the same problem after the xray laying on the table ? .
 
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Sorry I'd forgot to add it was my right hip and did all the exercises from the pamphlet I was given plus in August I had to go to a physio session and I was told the pain would go away in time if I kept doing the exercises.
 

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Hello @Mall
It seems the Physio isn’t working so you may want to try something new.
Thanks for the dates and some clarification. If you don’t mind answering, when did you begin the exercises and do you know the names of any of them? I’m wondering if the exercises could be the problem. Are you continuing to do them daily?

If you’re still doing them, you may want to give it a break for several weeks and do some icing which could help with the pain. You could also take OTC pain relievers as needed. Consider icing a few times a day for no less than 45-60 mins each time you ice. If you don’t find relief, I’d call and ask to schedule an office appointment. I wouldn’t wait for them to call. Possibly they’ll do an online care appointment?

Stay in touch and let us know how you’re doing. I hope you find some relief soon.
 
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Hi everyone thank you all for your messages and information.
I have an update on my pain , sorry I mean no pain.
I had to fit some sink taps upstairs because of a water leak on getting under the sink and twisting /turning going up and down stairs to turn the water on and off numerous time's.
To cut a long story short.
No pain now at all I can't explain it but it's great .
Can anyone explain it ???
 

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@Mall Maybe just getting more active help to ease stiffness. This has been my experience as well. And all this staying home due to the pandemic isn't helping either.

I hope you continue to be pain free!
 

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