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[THR] New LHS Hip 16th Nov<

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by CAPELLA, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. CAPELLA

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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

    Bob
     
  2. Josephine

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    What times are you taking these?
     
  3. CAPELLA

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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!

    Perhaps you would show me where the pain is using this chart?

    aa hip-references-horz.jpg

    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.

    Okay
    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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