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THR Hip

bama2012

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I had my right hip replaced July 27,2018.
This past week, I have had horrible pain (throbbing) from my hip to my ankle. It is more severe when I lay down. I’m not sure what is going on. Has anyone had this kind of pain a year post op for THR.
Prior to this past week . I felt that the hip replacement was the best thing I had ever done . After suffering 16 years with the hip pain.
Any suggestions r insight would be greatly appreciated.
 

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@bama2012 Welcome to BoneSmart! I guess the first question is what is your activity level? Have you started any new activities recently? Lifted anything heavy or moved any furniture? Does icing and rest ease this? Your hip is still "new" even at one year out.

I'll give you our reading list even though you are 1 year out. Some of this still applies (icing and elevation after activity).

Hip Recovery: The Guidelines

1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
elevate
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of this BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for THRs
6. Access these pages on the website

Pain management and the pain chart
Healing: how long does it take?
Chart representation of THR recovery

Dislocation risk and 90 degree rule
Energy drain for THRs
Pain and swelling control: elevation is the key

Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it

Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

BIG TIP: Hips actually don't need any exercise to get better. They do a pretty good job of it all on their own if given half a chance. Trouble is, people don't give them a chance and end up with all sorts of aches and pains and sore spots. All they need is the best therapy which is walking and even then not to excess.

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 

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