Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement
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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.
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@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
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.
Thank you so much for your experience it has put some light on what others are going through. I did start feeling the pain after PT and am waiting to see if it subsides. At least now I have a direction as to where to get results if it gets worse. Again thank you so much for sharing. Have a nice day
Thank you very helpful, will talk to my surgeon shortly if the pain continues. Thanks again for sharing
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