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Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement
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I had a total hip replacement 3.5 weeks ago on my left hip. I had right knee replacement 4 months ago on my right knee. I am an RN and I have very high pain tolerance. Ready you letter and the letter of others makes me scared. I too have horrible thigh pain on my operative side when I put weight on that leg. I only used a cane for 2 weeks with my knee replacement. It feels like deep thigh bone pain that is so severe I cry and cannot move. It lasts a whole day or more. Why can’t doctors find out the cause? We are not all drug seeking addicts that want to sit around in a drug induced haze. We want answers and pain relief. Nothing is more frustrating than not be listened to by your doctor. We need help!!
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So sorry, I would like to clarify something I wrote about using an exercise bike. That wasn’t part of the rehab physical therapy after the hip replacement. I used the bike a year after surgery as a way to exercise without stressing my new hip replacement, since it was a problem. I assume you are having physical therapy so you PT will give you the appropriate exercises. I hope your pain goes away and you feel better soon.
Agree with Katrine, very early days!
Your incredible 4mths post opp with TKR now THR please be patient & give your body healing time.
Hopefully in short time your pain will settle.
I'm post THR 17mths & TKR 6mths still dealing with pain & very restrictive life. Have slowly improved.
Do enjoy pool exercises x 6days weekly.
Plus l'm also a Nurse a Rehab nurse.
Takecare enjoy reading or some good movies while elevating your body
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@lbosrig Just noticed your post about hip pain after replacement. I had both hips replaced, and my first side was a breeze. After the initial pain from surgery faded I could dance for joy as pain free. A year later I had the right side done expecting the same outcome. Unfortunately I was in for a depressing time of continual pain after surgery. At 6 months the pain seemed worse than pre surgery. I got no place with the surgeon in MI so, to make a long story short, 30 months after surgery I saw an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo who gave me an injection. It helped for 4 months so I made another appointment with her which was delayed two months due to COVID. When I saw her in July, she had made arrangements for me to have a guided injection done by a pain doctor. Five months after and I am still pain free. I am hoping that some way the pain will not find it's way back to me. It sounds like it may be to soon for you to get worried about it. Try to think positive! I am an example of worrying getting me nowhere, and I did find someone who listened to me at Mayo!
Thanks for the encouraging news. I live in northern Canada so I guess with the COVID I will have to wait for a closer place. I will look for a pain clinic . The local doctors don’t have any idea what to do. I suggested an injection but my orthopaedic doc said he was afraid of hitting the sciatic nerve. I guess a guided injection would help find the right spot. I try exercises as prescribed but they don’t help much. I find short walks of about an hour,going slowly do help. I am strong on my feet but the pain is always there. I appreciate all the help out there,thanks.
Welcome to Connect @Cjropes.
How long ago did you have the hip replacement? Have you talked to the surgeon about the thigh pain?
August 32 2020
I have bad hip and leg pain. I was wondering if the revised leg was longer, yes by over 2 cm. I need new higher insoles in my shorter leg. I have older shoes with some lift .I will see a podiatrist as soon as I can,meanwhile I will double up on old ones. Hope it works, I will wear mismatch shoes in the house also. I had a hip replacement in 2005,a long time to live on pain killers.
Hello @belavita67, Welcome to Connect. I see that this is your first time posting here on Connect. You mentioned August 2020. Is this when you had your hip replaced? Are you still having pain?
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Hello I had hip replacement surgery 10/15/18 and I am having issues lifting my leg and in constant pain. I received a injection in the psoas tendon and no relief . Now the doctor told me that I have psoas syndrome. Very frustrated with the hole ordeal.
@jtgr Did your doctor offer any suggestions for treatment for Psoas Syndrome like home exercises or physical therapy? Here is some information from Cleveland Clinic but it seems a little sparse…
Psoas Syndrome: Management and Treatment: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15721-psoas-syndrome/management-and-treatment
Thank you for the information I will check it out. Have a nice day
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So sorry to hear that. I too had to wait 2 years before my surgery and I know what you mean about anti-inflamatory meds.
I have just started feeling these pains and am hoping they will subside, otherwise I will immediately see the surgeon thank you for
sharing your experience. Have a nice day
He ordered an MRI of lower lumbar and going back for results next week.
@jtgr Hoping you find some answers at your appointment to go over the results next week.
Along with the pain, you mention difference in leg length. After 5 hip replacements/revisions I was in a lot of pain and not gaining mobility.
My ortho wrote an order for physical therapy with gait training – our bodies need help accommodating to both the change of joint and the leg length issue or they will rebel. In my case, I had both back and knee pain, but a regimen of pool and land therapy plus home exercises (which I did for a whole year) resolved the issue – in spite of both stenosis and arthritis in my spine.
You might consider requesting a PT evaluation (by someone who specializes in joint replacement) at your appointment. They will work with you to get an appropriate lift as well if needed.
How long after surgery did this pain begin? If you were asked to point to the source of the pain, would it be the psoas and not the hip? Just curious because I went down the psoas path for six months with my surgeon, even got an injection in the tendon, so painful. Long story short, two years after my left THR, my second opinion surgeon suggested I had some type of sports hernia, which is the hardest to diagnose. He was right, I had two. I even remembered when I got them, it was in PT four weeks after surgery when my over aggressive therapist had me doing straight leg lifts. I had a sudden pain in the psoas region and never did PT again, couldn't. I was never told it could be a hernia, I just suffered in frustration. I'm doing pretty good now, hernia repaired last spring. Still have problems from time to time, can't over due it. When I say problems I mean some thigh and stem pain.
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