Total hip replacement: pain 15 months post-op

Posted by racrob123 @racrob123, Aug 14, 2019

I have tried multiple docs and different views, exrays and bone scan show no problems. Dong physical therapy to no avail. Tried injections less than one week relief then right back to percocet and 800 mg of motrin three times a day. Even CBD does not help.

Wow, @racrob123 – I am so sorry to hear about your pain so long after hip replacement. I have had 2 knee replacements, but never a hip. I'm going to tag some people who have had hip replacements and maybe they can share some insight and advice. @beatricefay @mariemotte @laura1956 @scottb32
I'm glad you've had second opinion and more. It has to be discouraging for them to tell you that there are no problems. I'm wondering if your doctors have recommended any kind of pain management clinic?

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I just want to be done with this pain…it is depressing and stressful. I am still doing physical therapy until something better comes along. i don't know where I will go from here…

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@debbraw

Wow, @racrob123 – I am so sorry to hear about your pain so long after hip replacement. I have had 2 knee replacements, but never a hip. I'm going to tag some people who have had hip replacements and maybe they can share some insight and advice. @beatricefay @mariemotte @laura1956 @scottb32
I'm glad you've had second opinion and more. It has to be discouraging for them to tell you that there are no problems. I'm wondering if your doctors have recommended any kind of pain management clinic?

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What would pain management do?

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@racrob123

What would pain management do?

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Pain management clinic would assess all current medications, assist with starting pain diary, teach some other methods of pain control such as meditation, relaxation, pacing self with activities that worsen pain.I can’t speak for them all, but sometimes the support group alone is very helpful.

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@racrob123 – So glad that @glasgow46 shared thoughts. I'm also thinking that a pain management assessment could help you determine if there were other options for medications that could work. Wishing you the best.

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I am going to ask my doctor about a blood test for metal sensitivity. I am allergic to nichol from jewelry and he offered a Medtronic device but I don't want to mask the pain without an end result of not having the pain, not just dealing with it!!!!

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My original surgeon wants to do a revision, another doctor thought I might have psoas tendinitis/anthroscopy. My therapist says not true due to the manipulating she can do…

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Afternoon! I’m 3 years from hip surgeries. I had first hip replacement July 2016 than 3 weeks later I had a total hip revision due to a dislocation of new hip. I have had pain ever since. Mine is from a nerve thats been either injured or damaged. It’s the femoral cutaneous nerve in the thigh. Causes extreme pain and sensitivity in upper and side of thigh. As well as numbness. I think too the it band is stretched. I was almost 2 inches short before replacement. Dr gave me my length back so I think all the stretching may be the problem. I’m seeing a pain mgmt dr. I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted a year ago. Has not done much for the sensitivity in the thigh. I’m now having issues with battery. Where they placed it is hurting me almost all the time now! This is second battery. My pain dr wanted me to go with different company. That implant was painful….getting in & out of bed hurt my head soo bad. I too have tried cbd oil and haven’t gotten any relief. My pain dr says no dr can help with this nerve as it is hard to trace where it might be compressed….sux! I’m taking gabapentin and on occasion Tramadol. Especially if I’m going to be out of house all day. Depressed cause this was NOT what I expected to happen!! Dealing with this pain on a daily basis is exhausting. I hope you find relief!! Going from pain to another is hard to deal with.

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@holybible

Afternoon! I’m 3 years from hip surgeries. I had first hip replacement July 2016 than 3 weeks later I had a total hip revision due to a dislocation of new hip. I have had pain ever since. Mine is from a nerve thats been either injured or damaged. It’s the femoral cutaneous nerve in the thigh. Causes extreme pain and sensitivity in upper and side of thigh. As well as numbness. I think too the it band is stretched. I was almost 2 inches short before replacement. Dr gave me my length back so I think all the stretching may be the problem. I’m seeing a pain mgmt dr. I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted a year ago. Has not done much for the sensitivity in the thigh. I’m now having issues with battery. Where they placed it is hurting me almost all the time now! This is second battery. My pain dr wanted me to go with different company. That implant was painful….getting in & out of bed hurt my head soo bad. I too have tried cbd oil and haven’t gotten any relief. My pain dr says no dr can help with this nerve as it is hard to trace where it might be compressed….sux! I’m taking gabapentin and on occasion Tramadol. Especially if I’m going to be out of house all day. Depressed cause this was NOT what I expected to happen!! Dealing with this pain on a daily basis is exhausting. I hope you find relief!! Going from pain to another is hard to deal with.

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I am sorry that I am not the only one going through this. I take percocet 5-325 and 800 mg ibprophen at the same time 3 times a day minimum…I refused to get any medtronic implants for pain, I had one spinal injection and it lasted 1 week. Like you, I did not sign up for this. Everyone I know with hip replacements are out doing walks, long runs, I sit in my recliner and watch the boob tube.

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I used Boiron Arnica Montana 200. It is in Amazon and maybe your health food store, though may not have the 200, just 30 or 60. If you had posterior surgery, it will take more time to heal as I have discovered from friends who had replacements AND research says this. I had anterior, one day of pharma pain killer, and used my homeopathics pre and post surgery No pain. Be your own advocate and investigate alternative pain killers/management on internet. Get supplements that include turmeric. boswelia, ginger, etc. Good luck!

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@racrob123

My original surgeon wants to do a revision, another doctor thought I might have psoas tendinitis/anthroscopy. My therapist says not true due to the manipulating she can do…

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where is your pain located? I had a THA earlier this year and developed psoas tendinitis that caused a VERY sharp pain in my groin area – I had the psoas lengthened via scope and it eliminated the pain – If your therapist is doing passive ROM, it's is very likely that it can be – my PT could do ROM – but if I did active ROM, it was close to impossible. Have you had a psoas bursa diagnostic injection?

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