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Thank you. The first one is ok though I get get some pain from the gluteal muscles around the hip

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@lotsofpain I sympathize - Before my first hip replacement surgeries, and 5 years later when my hip implants needed to be replaced, I was in a lot of pain, and maxed out on NSAID pain relievers. Due to my work the first time, and other issues the second, there was a 5 month wait between diagnosis and surgery each time, plus the lag between hip 1 and hip 2 each time.

I used kinesiology tape, some common names are KinesioTape and RockTape, for pain relief. These are special, latex-free stretch tapes used for many years now by trainers and physical therapists, not the same as "athletic tape." Tape is available online or in sporting good or drug stores. It is fairly expensive, but can remain in place for several days after each application; to me worth every penny. The technique calls for identifying the most painful area, applying the tape using anchor points and stretching over the affected area to provide support. Once applied, the tape can stay in place for 5-7 days, showering is ok, but pat dry.
Here is a taping example for hip pain:

Here is information about how this tape works: https://www.kttape.com/what-is-kt-tape

The first time a therapist used it on me, I thought it was just the latest fad - but it worked! We have used it pre-surgery, post-surgery (after healing of the incision) and in place of surgery on hands, hips, knees, wrists, elbows, lower back, achilles tendon (after partial tear), planter fascitis - and the list goes on - it has worked for most things we tried it on. There are many blogs about it, but I try to stick with the company website or videos by PTs rather than random users.

Good luck - I too am waiting for surgery to repair my arthritic thumb - I hope we don't have to wait too long, but I completely understand resources must be conserved until we better understand the course of the pandemic.
Stay calm, Stay safe