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[HIP ARTHROSCOPY] Pop with pain from walking

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by jewel967, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. jewel967

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    I was 9 weeks in recovery with little pain from recovering from hip impingement & labrum tear.

    I was walking within10 days with no limp or discomfort. At beginning of my 9th week after PT I was walking at a decent pace and my hip made a popping sound followed by pain. At first, I was limping, and just buy sitting I hurt. I was able to get ice on it within 70 minutes then iced it non stop for 3 days. It came out of nowhere the pain and had no signs of any hip strains. It was just a tad sore that week from increased activity yet nothing that showed me signs of pain or I was hurting myself.

    The pain let up in 3 days yet when I went back to PT when my therapist stretched me it was causing major pain. It hurt just for him to stretch me yet not doing my PT exercises. All new pain I never had it before surgery or since day one after surgery.
    I was fine leaving therapy yet that night it started hurting again. The next day the same pain returned. It is pain in the in the groin area. I am back to icing it and resting. It hurts to stretch my hip. (mainly if I bring hip inwards or try to lay my hip out. )

    I do not understand what could have happened, and how could I be at week 9 with no pain and now going on week 11 with pain? Other than backing off PT and ice is there anything else I can do?

    Thank you for any advise. I own a dance company and its a major stress that I could be in danger for my career. ~Julie
     
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    @jewel967 ,
    Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us!

    I have added a Prefix for hip arthroplasty to your thread., let us know if this is correct for your torn labrum.

    Please post your surgery date, a moderator will add it to your signature for you. Having the exact date will allow us to properly advise you. Thanks!

    You'll notice that I have moved your newest post and started your recovery thread. For several reasons, we prefer that you have your own recovery thread:
    • That way, we have all your information in one place. This makes it easier to go back and review your history before providing advice.
    • With your own recovery thread, you will see the posts and advice others have left for you.
    • Having only one thread will act as a diary of your progress that you can look back on.
    So please post any updates, questions or concerns about your recovery here. If you prefer a different thread title, just post what you want and we'll get it changed for you.
    If you need an urgent response to a question, just tag a member of staff.
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    Here are the instructions on finding your thread, How can I find my threads and posts? . Many members bookmark their thread, so they can find it when they log on.
     
  3. Pumpkln

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    Suggest you need to see your surgeon and have them take a look at your hip.

    In the meantime you can try Tylenol for pain, follow the instructions on the bottle. A TENS unit may help, along with Rest, Ice, and Elevation.

    I am going to leave you the hip replacement guidelines, many of them will apply to your impingement surgery and torn labrum repair.

    Here are the recovery guidelines, everyone gets a copy, the articles are short and will not take long to read.

    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 these
    5. At week 4 and after you should follow this

    Activity progression for THRs
    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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    I'd really like to offer you some structured advice but in order to do that, I also need to ask you some questions. Are you willing for me to do that?
     

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