Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement

Posted by Cjropes @Cjropes, Dec 30, 2015

Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement

I am 8 weeks into anterior THR. Was doing quite well considering surgeon said it was a difficult surgery due to more arthritis than it showed. However horrible sharon pains now in my femur. Does anyone else have this?

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@laura1956

I am 8 weeks into anterior THR. Was doing quite well considering surgeon said it was a difficult surgery due to more arthritis than it showed. However horrible sharon pains now in my femur. Does anyone else have this?

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Welcome to Connect, @laura1956. You mention "sharon pains" in the femur. Was that a typo? Did you mean "sharp" pains?

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@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect, @laura1956. You mention "sharon pains" in the femur. Was that a typo? Did you mean "sharp" pains?

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Yes darn spell check. Sharp pains down my femur.

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@mimi1957

I had both hips replaced in 2014, and I have pain in my thighs all of the time. The more that I am on my feet the worse the pain. I am only 60 and I just got tired of going to the doctor and them telling me that nothing is wrong and it is probably just my back causing it. The problem is they don't listen to their patients and just want to continue doing test after test. I just deal with it. I live on a farm and I am so frustrated that I can't do anything that I love to do any more. But I keep hanging in there.

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I’m sorry to hear your in pain. I have also been suffering from severe pain after my hip surgery 3 years ago. I was told that I have nerve damage from the surgery as well as bursitis. I hope you find relief soon.

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@susanfantini

Hi! My name is Susan and I had a left total hip done about 6 years ago and never have had any problems. This past January, I had my right hip done with problems from day one. Pain very excruciating and with several visits to my surgeon. He told me that I had sciatica. I'm an RN, working on a neuroscience floor and I knew it wasn't sciatica. He did an x-ray and said everything looked great. I knew there was something wrong so I asked him for a second opinion. I had another surgeon from his practice see me. He looked at the x-ray taken a few weeks prior by the other surgeon. He said that I needed surgery ASAP as I had a fractured femur. So the following week I had a right hip revision. Everything was good until two weeks ago where I started having right thigh pain. This is now worsening where I need a cane. Now my groin is hurting. I did some grocery shopping today and I had the hardest time getting into my car to drive home. My thigh and groin hurt so badly I was crying. I finally got my leg in the car. I left the groceries in the car and made it to my bed. I have taken Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Excedrin Migraine. Nothing touches this pain. I'm almost afraid to call my surgeon because I'm afraid he's going to tell me that this is a normal condition post-op and just go home and rest. My husband is really concerned as well so I will make an appointment tomorrow. My problem with some doctors is that they don't listen to their patients. We know our body better than anyone, right? Well, I just needed to vent to people who are in the same boat as I am. I appreciate anyone listening. Thank you.

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Torn labrum?

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@jleem

I’m sorry to hear your in pain. I have also been suffering from severe pain after my hip surgery 3 years ago. I was told that I have nerve damage from the surgery as well as bursitis. I hope you find relief soon.

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I an quite discouraged. After years of battling the arthritic pain, it's gone, and now I have a new pain. I try not to take painkillers but really need to. Have you had any relief and are you told it will get better. Good luck at your journey.

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@susanfantini

Hi! My name is Susan and I had a left total hip done about 6 years ago and never have had any problems. This past January, I had my right hip done with problems from day one. Pain very excruciating and with several visits to my surgeon. He told me that I had sciatica. I'm an RN, working on a neuroscience floor and I knew it wasn't sciatica. He did an x-ray and said everything looked great. I knew there was something wrong so I asked him for a second opinion. I had another surgeon from his practice see me. He looked at the x-ray taken a few weeks prior by the other surgeon. He said that I needed surgery ASAP as I had a fractured femur. So the following week I had a right hip revision. Everything was good until two weeks ago where I started having right thigh pain. This is now worsening where I need a cane. Now my groin is hurting. I did some grocery shopping today and I had the hardest time getting into my car to drive home. My thigh and groin hurt so badly I was crying. I finally got my leg in the car. I left the groceries in the car and made it to my bed. I have taken Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Excedrin Migraine. Nothing touches this pain. I'm almost afraid to call my surgeon because I'm afraid he's going to tell me that this is a normal condition post-op and just go home and rest. My husband is really concerned as well so I will make an appointment tomorrow. My problem with some doctors is that they don't listen to their patients. We know our body better than anyone, right? Well, I just needed to vent to people who are in the same boat as I am. I appreciate anyone listening. Thank you.

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Oh dear, what a mess. It is so frustrating when I hear of success then it changes to serious life changing health issues. My xrays showed all hardware is good but these shooting pains down my femur almost make me cry. No escaping the pain, again! Good luck.

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@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect @Cjropes.
How long ago did you have the hip replacement? Have you talked to the surgeon about the thigh pain?

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8 weeks ago. Was doing quite well; then bang…it all changed after one very grueling physio. I hope she never made me hurt anything; but she says no. But of course she would

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Hello everyone,

The time has come to open a new group dedicated to joint replacements. Many of you have already participated in discussions centered around joint replacements, such as replacement of knees, hips, shoulders, wrists and elbows as well as preparing for surgery and recovery. You may notice those discussions have now been moved to the new group.

I invite you to +Follow the new Joint Replacements group here, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/joint-replacements/. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.

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I found this site looking for anyone that is dealing with my issue. I have had both hips replaced. Left one is over 5 years old. Right one is 16 months post surgery. They both seem to be great. I can live life normally. I even played some low intensity basketball this morning.

I have very intense pain in the middle of each thigh after standing in a relaxed position. I am right handed. So, after my left hip replacement my relaxed stance had the majority of weight on my right leg. I was pain free for those 4 years. After the right replacement I began getting intense sharp pain mid thigh after standing in a relaxed (weight on my right leg) position. So, I consciously change my relaxed stance so my left leg would carry the majority of weight. After a short period I have the same intense sharp pain in whichever leg carries the majority of weight as I stand relaxes. The pain only lasts a few seconds but intense enough to make me grit my teeth or groan in pain. I can do OK when I evenly distribute my weight. However, you may be surprised how often we stand unevenly. Household chores like cooking or washing dishes usually include me adding a few choice words from the intense sharp pain.

Anyone experience anything like this? I have tried to exercise and stretch hoping to work through it. Nothing seems to help. My first thought was scare tissue being torn in the thigh muscle but I haven't been able to eliminate it.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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@danl6

I found this site looking for anyone that is dealing with my issue. I have had both hips replaced. Left one is over 5 years old. Right one is 16 months post surgery. They both seem to be great. I can live life normally. I even played some low intensity basketball this morning.

I have very intense pain in the middle of each thigh after standing in a relaxed position. I am right handed. So, after my left hip replacement my relaxed stance had the majority of weight on my right leg. I was pain free for those 4 years. After the right replacement I began getting intense sharp pain mid thigh after standing in a relaxed (weight on my right leg) position. So, I consciously change my relaxed stance so my left leg would carry the majority of weight. After a short period I have the same intense sharp pain in whichever leg carries the majority of weight as I stand relaxes. The pain only lasts a few seconds but intense enough to make me grit my teeth or groan in pain. I can do OK when I evenly distribute my weight. However, you may be surprised how often we stand unevenly. Household chores like cooking or washing dishes usually include me adding a few choice words from the intense sharp pain.

Anyone experience anything like this? I have tried to exercise and stretch hoping to work through it. Nothing seems to help. My first thought was scare tissue being torn in the thigh muscle but I haven't been able to eliminate it.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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I have found some help with a massage therapist.

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My doctor thinks spinal stenosis is causing pain in thighs and behind knees

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@tweedy66

My doctor thinks spinal stenosis is causing pain in thighs and behind knees

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Hello @tweedy66, welcome to Connect. You may notice that I merged your "Thigh pain after 2 hip replacements" and combined it with a discussion titled, "Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement?" I did this so the members already discussing thigh pain after their hip replacements would see your message and so that you could read through what the members have already shared. If you are replying by email, you can click on VIEW & REPLY to be brought to the new location of your post.

@tweedy66, does your doctor think your hip replacements had anything to do with the stenosis or thigh pains?

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Spinal stenosis….arthitis in back……she's referring me to a doctor who specializes in this and mentioned maybe a cortisone shot?? Haven't made the appt yet and a bit apprehensive after a lousy experience with my spinal before rt hip replacement. So glad I've found this discussion group. Thank you!

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I had anterior hip replacement three months ago. Many different pains and phases. But better than arthritis pain. However, two months into surgery I started getting these horrible sharp pains on my right thigh – upper, femur area. Excruciating! I saw my surgeon and he told me it was part of the healing process. I took on a vigorous walking regime (yes, with my cane). Within two weeks the pain was gone and has not returned. I don't know why but I am keeping myself moving at all costs.

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