THR Terrible muscle pains

I am sorry you are still struggling.. and even more sorry to hear that your medical team hasn't returned your call.

I know things work differently in the UK, but is there a chance that you could contact your family physician?
 
Hi @YogaLesley I’m sorry that you are having such a tough time, it sounds so demoralising. Maybe the idea of contacting your GP is the way to go so that you get some support before your next hospital appointment.

I’m in Wales too (Swansea), we’ve had some great weather lately haven’t we, and the temptation to get into the garden and tidy up must have been enormous but it sounds like a lot of work for your new hips.

Take care.
 
I have had visitors since last Monday and my sister is still staying with me till Wednesday. She and my best friend who has also been staying had been admiring how I appeared to be getting on but yesterday I just broke down into floods of tears at the pain and exhaustion and they immediately went back into 'carer' mode, sent me to lie down, made a lovely supper and generally took charge! Don't know if it was the relief of not pretending but I did at least sleep much better last night so although the same pain I described is still there, I feel a little better and somewhat more able to cope. I think I will ring my GP as suggested for some advice re medication etc.xxxx
 
Doctor said to go back on amitriptyline for the nerve pain. Just started tonight but I know it takes a while to build up.
 
I'm sorry you're having a rough time, Lesley. Thankfully you've had your dear sis there and caring friend also. I hope the meds for the nerve pain help and you're able to get some restorative rest and answers in a week at you appointment. Sending best wishes and a hug. :console2:
@YogaLesley
 
I’m glad that you got some more meds sorted. Take care.
 
Stopped by to wish you a Happy Three Month Anniversary, Leslie.
I hope the nerve pain is easing and you're feeling better these days.
Summer is slipping away. I hope you're able to enjoy it while it lasts.
Take care. :friends:
@YogaLesley
 
Thank you Layla. I had my 12 week checkup. All well on x-ray. Orthopedic physio says pain could be a number of things, sacroiliac or because leg was lengthened, but it is all muscle and tissue. They had referred me for ongoing physio nearby and I had my first session today. She was very nice, I have 7 exercises,8 repeats of each, 3 times a day, mainly aimed at strengthening glutes, plus keep to 3 miles a day (I did 5 recently and it was too much). And not to 'boom or bust' but keep steady! I have been tending to do a lot then nothing, to recover! So to pace myself with house and garden jobs. Seems like good advice. The walking and exercises will keep me busy anyway. Seems quite a lot but I am keen to build up strength in my left leg and glutes and hope that will ease the discomfort. Amitriptyline is helping with nerve pain. I have decided to restart my yoga classes on October 19th so want to feel fit, flexible and strong by then!
 
Hello Lesley, It is nice to hear from you and read an update on your progress. I'm glad you liked your Physio, it certainly helps when they're personable. I hope you find benefit through the exercises and in scaling back on miles for now. Restarting yoga on October !9th sounds like an attainable goal with a month to go. You will only be five months post op then with lots of room / time for improvement. Have a nice day and wonderful weekend!
Stay in touch. :friends:
@YogaLesley
 
Feeling very sore tonight after 2 sets of exercises and a bit over 3 mile walk. Don't think I can face another set of exercises. It seems quite demanding!
 
Well, if you're feeling that way, consider dialing it back and slowly increasing the exercises and distance you're walking at a rate comfortable for you. Spend some time with your good old buddy ICE :ice:tonight.
I hope you sleep well and feel refreshed in the morning.
@YogaLesley
 
The last month has been busy in many ways with visits to my sister and to friends and friends here. I have done quite a lot of walking and activity without really planning it and hadn't had a lot of time for the exercises the physio gave me, but generally have felt not too bad. Once I resume the exercises things start to hurt again and I am coming to the conclusion that I may have a n SI (sacro-Iliac) joint issue going on - that is exactly where it hurts and at the back and top of my thigh, and reading the indicators everything seems to fit - particularly the exercises standing on one leg seem


to to exacerbate the pain. I have an appointment with the physio tomorrow and plan to talk it over with her and have thought of going to a chiropracter. I read that 30% of hip replacement patients get SI joint problems on one side. I guess with all that pulling around they do, it is hardly surprising! I wondered if anyone else had had this problem?
 
I can’t say I have experienced that. I’m glad you’re feeling better and being more active and generally feeling better. I know I also struggle a bit after doing exercises but I was told by my doctor that the bones like the muscles around them to be strong and supportive. So I’ve been doing some gentle Pilates and strength training a bit and I get a bit sore but nothing a few Advils don’t take care of.
 
Hi Lesley,
I'm sorry to read you're dealing with discomfort after exercising. I hope your Physio was able to give you some sound advice when you met yesterday. I can't believe you're four months post op already and less than two weeks away from the one year anniversary of your Right THR. Happy Anniversary to both Lefty and Righty! I hope you find a solution to the pain and have a lovely Autumn season.
Take good care!
@YogaLesley
 
Thanks for comments. Physio tested me and confirmed that it is the SI joint which is causing the problems. She has given me some targeted exercises and I am considering going to a chiropracter. Was out dancing last night and very sore and limping this morning! :nah: My right hip is fine and I didn't have any of these problems with it. Wish I had stuck with the surgeon I knew! But too late now so just have to make the best of it.
 
I hope the exercises bring you speedy relief. Lesley. How fun...out dancing! :happyfeet:I hope you're able to enjoy the weekend. It's going to be a hot one here today. I'm ready for more Fall like weather.
Hugs
@YogaLesley
 
Physio tested me and confirmed that it is the SI joint which is causing the problems
Hi @YogaLesley :flwrysmile: Sorry to hear you have an SI Joint problem.
I know someone who had this, and she was told that her leg length discrepancy threw the SI Joint out of balance (weight from the spine goes to the SI Joint, so if this is out of sync even slightly it can cause pain). Did your physio or surgeon test for leg length discrepancy?
 
Physio tested me and confirmed that it is the SI joint which is causing the problems
Hi @YogaLesley :flwrysmile: Sorry to hear you have an SI Joint problem.
I know someone who had this, and she was told that her leg length discrepancy threw the SI Joint out of balance (weight from the spine goes to the SI Joint, so if this is out of sync even slightly it can cause pain). Did your physio or surgeon test for leg length discrepancy?
After the first op there was a discrepancy of a centimetre for 8 months which I didn't notice at the time but after the second op they felt uneven, although apparently they are now the same! That sensation has worn off now but maybe those months of unevenness have something to do with current pain?
 

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