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1. ANTERIOR
2. 1 when stationary (sitting or standing)
7 when moving after resting and especially in the morning
2 after steady walking for 20+ steps
Pain is at the top end (pelvis end) of the hip

3. 200mg ibuprofen am
200mg ibuprofen pm

4. No icing (currently 3 months post op and no swelling)

5. No elevation

6. Walking everyday up to 2 miles, hoovering and general housework.

7. No exercises or PT but thinking of starting.

Thanks

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3. 200mg ibuprofen am when I get up usually 9.00am
200mg ibuprofen pm usually around 2.00pm
 

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Thank you!

2. 1 when stationary (sitting or standing)
7 when moving after resting and especially in the morning
2 after steady walking for 20+ steps
Pain is at the top end (pelvis end) of the hip
Perhaps you would show me where the pain is using this chart?

aa hip-references-horz.jpg


3. 200mg ibuprofen am when I get up usually 9.00am
200mg ibuprofen pm usually around 2.00pm
With that pain score, ibuprofen is totally inadequate. Plus not only is it a poor pain med, it has some pretty nasty side effects - read this Medications: acetaminophen (Tylenol, paracetamol) and NSAIDs, differences and dangers.

Instead, I suggest you take 2 paracetamol 4 times a day at 6hrly intervals. And if that doesn't help, swap one or two doses for two co-codamols.

6. Walking everyday up to 2 miles, hoovering and general housework.
Okay
7. No exercises or PT but thinking of starting.
Please don't. The very last thing you need is exercises! Did you not notice this in with your Recovery Guidelines in post number 4 of this thread? It read ...

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.
 
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Thanks Josephine I'll focus on your recommendations.
Bob
 

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Hi :wave: @CAPELLA
Happy Two Month Anniversary! I wish you weren't struggling with pain.
With any luck and Josephine's recommendations, your pain begins easing.
Wishing you comfort moving forward. :SUNsmile:
 

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