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Is it possible you're suffering from sciatica? Some of the symptoms, including pain in the buttock, thigh, and lower back could be from sciatica. I'd at least ask the Dr. if it's possible, although I doubt he/she would miss something like that.
All the best. Joe
Randy, I add my welcome. I moved your discussion about late appearing pain and spasms a year after hip replacement to this existing discussion:
– Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/has-anyone-had-sharp-thigh-pain-after-hip-replacement/
I did this so you can read previous helpful posts and connect easily with others like you.
Hello @randy427, I'm sorry to hear you are still having issues after the hip replacement. I have a complicated hip history that I will not repeat here, but it led to pain issues even after the implant itself had healed.
What really helped me turn the corner was a referral to a rehabilitation physical therapist. Not just a clinic that does the after-surgery routine therapeutic exercises. You need a specialty center whose therapists have PhD's and advanced training in kinesiology, physical therapy, manual manipulation, or myofascial release. What I got was a full assessment of my body mechanics, gait, joint mobility and flexibility. Then a custom program of land and water therapy plus home exercises. It took 3 months of hard work with the therapists, and another 3 months of work at home, with monthly check-ins, to overcome the leg & back pain.
Do you think you can get a referral from the surgeon?