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

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@srwolfe

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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I had 2 hip replacements and 3 years on continued to do daily stretches and exercise which eliminated thigh pain. 2nd hip replacement was a breeze. Now, however, dealing with staph infection in 1st hip which was done 3 years ago!?. Currently mid-way through 6 week antibiotic IV treatment and hip spacer. Hip spacer has been excruciating I must say. I think I saw that someone had posted that it was and instrument of torture!.I hope that I am able to get new hip end of November and recover back to normal activity once again!

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This is happening to me now! I’ll be fine one minute and the next I’m on the floor or bent over in pain. The pain only last for a second or two but it’s s very very painful!! It takes my breath away and I have to use crutches after that (sometimes the rest of the day)! My pain is located on the to of my thigh between my hip and knee… I’m thinking my stem is moving around.. any thoughts???

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@jrhurley

This is happening to me now! I’ll be fine one minute and the next I’m on the floor or bent over in pain. The pain only last for a second or two but it’s s very very painful!! It takes my breath away and I have to use crutches after that (sometimes the rest of the day)! My pain is located on the to of my thigh between my hip and knee… I’m thinking my stem is moving around.. any thoughts???

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Welcome to Mayo Connect where we try to support each other on our health journey.
Any pain severe enough to knock you down or persistent enough to need crutches should send you straight back to the operating surgeon. Have you been seen by them?
The usual ways to diagnose a problem like this begin with an x-ray followed by manual manipulation and possibly other imaging.
How long has it been since surgery?
Sie

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@jrhurley

This is happening to me now! I’ll be fine one minute and the next I’m on the floor or bent over in pain. The pain only last for a second or two but it’s s very very painful!! It takes my breath away and I have to use crutches after that (sometimes the rest of the day)! My pain is located on the to of my thigh between my hip and knee… I’m thinking my stem is moving around.. any thoughts???

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Hello,
I had both of my hips done in December 2020, 3 weeks apart. I had the same kind of pain. I think it's because your nerves are healing, I always refer to that pain as my nerves being angry about being messed with and trying to wake up. It will eventually stop. I don't have anymore pain and actually it's like I never had replacements. It took a year to year and a half to feel really good. Now hopefully my knees do the same after a year , I'm 8 months and 6 months post op from knee replacements. I wish you luck and hope this helps.

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@roxxxy2626

Hello,
I had both of my hips done in December 2020, 3 weeks apart. I had the same kind of pain. I think it's because your nerves are healing, I always refer to that pain as my nerves being angry about being messed with and trying to wake up. It will eventually stop. I don't have anymore pain and actually it's like I never had replacements. It took a year to year and a half to feel really good. Now hopefully my knees do the same after a year , I'm 8 months and 6 months post op from knee replacements. I wish you luck and hope this helps.

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I had RHR five years ago. The original pain in my pelvic area is gone but now I have bursitis in that hip. It hurts from the side down my thigh to my knee. I have fifteen inside stairs and I was using that leg to pull my other leg up because I have bone on bone left knee. I have had a few cortisone shots and some have helped and some haven't done a thing.

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I had total hip replacement in June,2021, then the implant repositioned deeper inside my femur, and need hip replacement revision done in Aug 2021. Ever since then, I've had pain the the mid-front of my left thigh whenever I stand or walk. I have no pain while sitting or laying, unless I try to move my left leg. I've had epidurals, nerve blocks, myofacial release, body scan, therapy, nerve root injection....none of which has helped.
Next week I go in for trial period of Spinal Cord Stimulation. I've about had it!!!

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@rhuck513

I had total hip replacement in June,2021, then the implant repositioned deeper inside my femur, and need hip replacement revision done in Aug 2021. Ever since then, I've had pain the the mid-front of my left thigh whenever I stand or walk. I have no pain while sitting or laying, unless I try to move my left leg. I've had epidurals, nerve blocks, myofacial release, body scan, therapy, nerve root injection....none of which has helped.
Next week I go in for trial period of Spinal Cord Stimulation. I've about had it!!!

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I too have had the same pain but eventually it went away. It took about three years. Could it be from the muscle and that's why a nerve block didn't help? Before you do anything permanent, I suggest you go to a therapist proficient in orthopedic manual massage as see if it helps.

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@edith60

Thank you for the information. Can anything be done about it?

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@edith60 - I am sorry to read of your problem. I am, however, grateful that you posted because you described my problem to a tee! I had hip replacement 21 months ago and have been having this issue off and on since about 6-8 mos after surgery. I went to my surgeon last July (2023) and he took and x-ray and said the prosthetic he placed looked good. I told him that there are times that the pain is so severe I can't walk at all unless I have a cane or something to lean on and he said sounds like a nerve problem and wants to send me to another Dr. These visits are $600 a pop. Were you ever able to get a satisfactory answer and resolution for your pain? Trying to educate myself as much as possible before I see another Dr. Thank you!

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