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Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement
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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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Wow @mimi1957 sounds like we have the same Dr,, he just keeps telling me there is nothing wrong, and if it continues maybe I should see an ortho for my back,, DUHHHH,, its not my back,,,, The thigh pain sometimes is so intense, it feels like its in a vise,, clamping so hard I can barely stand it,,.. From a sitting position, when I stand I have to wait (slightly bent over), till it "releases", pops back into place,, or whatever its doing,, I use these terms because I dont know what its doing,, so I have to try to describe what it feels like.. Its horrible to be in pain and be treated like your making it up,, I wish you good luck with yours..
@frister did you ever have any kind of back problems? I ask because I have constant thigh pain but I had a fracture back and Dr.said my nerves going to legs where being pinched. Ask your Dr. to do a back x-ray? Maybe it has something to do with your back Our bodies are so complicated when it comes to causes
I have not seen anything in the posts about what is causing the thigh pain after hip replacement surgery,, does anyone have a clue as to what is actually is?
My surgeon suggests after seeing my MRI that shows inflammation that the implant is rigid and the femur is flexible so creates irritation at the tip of the implant which is referred down the thigh. Mine started intermittently and increased tis i could not bear any weight what so ever and also began weeks later in my other leg – same pain just slightly higher and to the outside… (i had bilateral hip replacement) I have been using crutches and anti inflammatory for 2+ weeks now but no significant reduction in pain. almost 6 pos after surgery.
My surgeon told me I could not have an MRI because of the metal in the implant in my new hip.
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Some depend on the kind of metal and then there are some newer MRI machines that can handle various metels. Just hae to find out what you are compatible with.
popolopo –edithmiller is correct, I had an MRI 6 weeks ago, (@ surgeon's office). I dont know about the type of metal that would not be compatible.I was told its the type of MRI machine and some added covering over the hip area. But I would look into it more. Call a Radiology office and ask if they can do an MRI on a hip replacement. good luck .. keep us posted.
@lioness –Yes I fractured my spine L-5, 3 months before my surgery, I fell backwards after Hurricane in Sept,, during clean up of downed trees and branches on our property . I had it cemented but had no thigh pain till after the hip surgery. It could be possible that is what is causing it, but they have done 2 x-rays, as well and radiologist that read them, noted the fracture, but you would think if he saw something else he would say something. but experience has shown me that sometimes (some Dr's, techs, or who ever is dealing with THAT issue) , will not discuss another issue. .
@nancefinn I am soooo happy that your surgeon is being honest with you,, Did he say what course of treatment if the inflammatory meds dont work? Was you implant cemented? It sounds like it was not. I sure am learning alot about hip replacements . thanks and good luck,, keep me posted..
@frister yes I know what you mean My original Dr.didn't tell me it was my rheumatologist that good me showing me the anatomy of that area If this is the case good luck the only the my that I have found to help is certain leg exercises and Ice. Maybe you can research on this site for pinched nerves ,www.nccih.nih.gov pinched nerves
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I had a metal ball replacement because of an accident in 2004 and had pain for months after the surgery. After my arthritis Doctor found I bursitis for which he ordered cortisone shots he also ordered PT in a pool for me. It took a while, about a year, before the pain went completely away but by the time I had to stop the pool exercises (husband was ill) in five years I was way back to normal. Sorry to say after 14 years the pain and weakness has returned and while I have had two epidurals and returned to the exercise pool within the last month it still bothers me.
@kauaimac wow,, so sorry to hear that,,, to be back to normal would be wonderful, Its a shame that now you are back with pain. And I hope your husband has recovered from being ill.. I am the main one that does everything in our home, My husband had a stroke years ago,, and slowly deteriorating. We cant afford to have someone come in and fix stuff,, so as I feel I can endure the pain,, I fix whatever it may be. Prayers for you and your husband.. thanks for the info.
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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This seems to be a common complaint with hip replacement. I have had hip and thigh pain for 3 years. No one has been any help,they just give me exercises to do. I am not overweight and walk 30 to 60 minutes a day plus my exercises. X-rays and ultrasound show nothing.. Pain killers help,I am taking cannibus oil but docs refuse to give me a prescription so I get it wherever I can.
Hope you can get relief soon,mine is not so bad as yours I think but I get no help either.
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