Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement
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Your surgeon is right on the mark with that timeline. I was in full recovery from a double hip replacement at about 18 months. I was starting to feel great and then the knees went bad and now I'm recovering from having 2 tkr in 10 weeks. I told my surgeon this better be it for awhile. Lol .. 4 joint replacements in 2 1/2 years is enough for me. I'm 54 years old and I have been dealing with OA for 7 years now. Hopefully after the knees heal I will have my life back.
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Bless your heart! You have really been through it. My prayers go out to you. I'm recooping from total left hip replacement which I had in March 2023. I'm in a lot of pain and think this will never end. My situation is small compared to what you have been through. You give me hope. Thanks for sharing.
Omg yes i periodically get horrific pain in the front of my thigh it feels like the bone is broken it takes my breathe away
Im 3 months after my 5 th hip revision on my left hip. This time was due to metallosis metal ball grinding. All was going good until third month. I have develop a pain and like a charlie horse feel in my thigh. I had worked up to 10,000 steps a day and bam im now using my walker again. But t5he strange thing is this doesn't happen 24/7 it comes and goes
Yep samething for me comes and goes but mine feels more like the bone is hurting
I did have that after my THR january 2023. It continued intermittently until July . Knock on wood! I haven’t had this pain recently. THR is major surgery and healing takes time.
I have had both my hips replaced in 2015. I remember that pain distinctively. I am also a therapist and was the first same day surgery for a total hip replacement my surgeon did. Anyway, nerves take a long time to heal. From the point of disturbance all the way past your hip the rate of regeneration could be as little or smaller than an eighth of an inch a month. Be patient. I thought that pain would never leave but it did.
So, how many months would you guess it would take for total recovery? I've thought of going back to my dr., but I'll see how the next couple of months go. The pain was unbearable yesterday. Today it is better. I think stress has a lot to do with pain also. I'll just be thankful when this is all over with and I can get back to a normal life.
I think it’s just part of healing and will take time because I had same issue 3 years out and now no issues
I have had both hips replaced. No issues with the first one but the second one I had horrible thigh pain for a long time after. So bad that walking on it was excruciating. I finally started feeling better after months. The surgeon thought possibly I had little fractures from the procedure that would heal.
Nothing else looked off.
Then I would just get the pain occasionally out of the blue. Recently it’s started back up with a vengeance. I can just be walking along and it about takes me down. The muscles are tight and painful. Usually front of thigh and then can also move to front outside.
I’m 2 1/2 years out from the surgery.
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Given your description, I would immediately think of two things. First is muscle tightness that can be corrected with a stretching program, and when thing start to eas, a strengthening program. The second is a possible issue with the implant itself.
So, what to do? First a trip to the surgeon to rule out a bone loosening or othe issue.
The second, a referral to a physical therapist for coaching – it should only take a few visits to get you started on a program you can do at home.
Have you contac9the surgeon about this new issue?
I have the same issue. I had revision surgery on both hips this last year and I get the same sharp thigh pains. I walk a lot at work and yesterday the pain in my thighs made me limp and wax painful. I do stretch before I shower in the morning before work. The pain is sharp. But not all the time
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