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I have had a hip replacement and was probably on the way to a 2nd one when everything shut down due to Covid 19. Does anyone have ideas about bandaging / bracing to support or limit movement and reduce pain when I move
@lotsofpain, waiting for a hip replacement is painful. You'll notice that I expanded the title of your discussion and moved it to the Joint Replacements group. I did this so that you can get tips and suggestions from others who may have also had to manage pain while waiting for a replacement, like @plantbased2 @bradley1941 @sueinmn @peggyn @naturegirl5 and @scottjeffe
Lotsofpain, when did you have your first hip replacement done? Is it working well?
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Thank you. The first one is ok though I get get some pain from the gluteal muscles around the hip
@lotsofpain I sympathize – Before my first hip replacement surgeries, and 5 years later when my hip implants needed to be replaced, I was in a lot of pain, and maxed out on NSAID pain relievers. Due to my work the first time, and other issues the second, there was a 5 month wait between diagnosis and surgery each time, plus the lag between hip 1 and hip 2 each time.
I used kinesiology tape, some common names are KinesioTape and RockTape, for pain relief. These are special, latex-free stretch tapes used for many years now by trainers and physical therapists, not the same as "athletic tape." Tape is available online or in sporting good or drug stores. It is fairly expensive, but can remain in place for several days after each application; to me worth every penny. The technique calls for identifying the most painful area, applying the tape using anchor points and stretching over the affected area to provide support. Once applied, the tape can stay in place for 5-7 days, showering is ok, but pat dry.
Here is a taping example for hip pain:
Here is information about how this tape works: https://www.kttape.com/what-is-kt-tape
The first time a therapist used it on me, I thought it was just the latest fad – but it worked! We have used it pre-surgery, post-surgery (after healing of the incision) and in place of surgery on hands, hips, knees, wrists, elbows, lower back, achilles tendon (after partial tear), planter fascitis – and the list goes on – it has worked for most things we tried it on. There are many blogs about it, but I try to stick with the company website or videos by PTs rather than random users.
Good luck – I too am waiting for surgery to repair my arthritic thumb – I hope we don't have to wait too long, but I completely understand resources must be conserved until we better understand the course of the pandemic.
Stay calm, Stay safe
Thank you at the moment access to therapy is not available due to covid-19 crisis I've looked at the video and I do have some kinesio tape i assune you actually apply directly the tape directly to the skin . I have been experimenting with a brace and a large bandage but neither seem to do very much
I was thinking of trying this
or this https://www.healthandcare.co.uk/exercise/83222.html
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