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
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How to help with terrible pain while waiting on hip replacement. Have to wait 11 weeks because of steroid injection that did not work. Can hardly put any weight on leg at all
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Welcome @marytodd6. I moved your post to this existing discussion where @lotsofpain asked the exact same question:
– Reducing Hip Pain while waiting for replacement: Suggestions? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hip-pain-2/
I did this so you can see the helpful suggestions posted by fellow members in addition to the great tips you received from @dmk. I encourage you to read through all the posts in the thread.
Mary, might pre-surgery physiotherapy be an option for you?
Hello @grandmajudym and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! I am glad that you posted your question here about hip replacement and Prolozone therapy. Since I was not familiar with this type of therapy, I did a search on Google Scholar and found this article that might interest you. Here is the link that you can click on and get more information. https://evolvewithdesera.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Prolozone-Regenerating-Joints-and-Eliminating-Pain.pdf
There is another alternative therapy called Prolotherapy, which is mentioned on Mayo Clinic's website. Here is a link to that article, https://www.mayoclinic.org/prolotherapy/expert-answers/faq-20058347.
I have not heard of other Mayo Connect members who have discussed this, How did you hear about this type of therapy? Will you post again and let me know how you are doing with this decision?
It is important to check out the author and provider of Prolozone therapy as it seems that Dr. Frank Schallenberger has a rather long " professional " history.
Has anyone tried Prolozone therapy for hips
Please see my response to Teresa's email – as the news re: Dr. Schallenberger is rather alarming .
I have an excellent physical therapy team. Just having constant pain. They have tried the drieneefling and so many other techniques but nothing is effective except for a very few unites by he minute I put wait on that leg it just sets it all on fire. Has anybody ever heard of Scenar? Just saw that on internet today
I can’t say enough find a great physical therapist pre surgery. I have no experience with hip replacement but have had reverse total shoulder replacement and total knee. Went to the same great surgeon and therapist for all! A great physical therapist can get you prepared for surgery. I did this for my total knee and had a great outcome. Yes pain was there pre surgery but both surgeon and therapist said I needed to do certain exercising to prepare for surgery. Did that involve still being in pain yes, but to date outcome has been awesome! It does require work and dedication doing prescribed exercise regimen for life. I have great looking surgical sites and no scar tissue. To date am maintaining all my shoulder exercises and knee exercises. 3 yrs post shoulder , 1 post knee. A great surgeon and therapist are so important, but so is working at getting better. It’s hard work put in by patient as well.
My therapist is also qualified in dry needling therapy which he has used for both my replacements. It relaxes tight painful muscles.
Good luck! Work hard! My surgeon has always told me shoulder replacement is the hardest, knee the next hardest with hip being the easiest to recover from!
Have mega experience with hip replacements and every complication possible including Girdlestone procedure. Now facing reverse shoulder replacement- which was worse hip or shoulder surgery?
I'm having a hip replacement (2nd one this year. New hip's great!) but not until 2/3/23, 6 months away. A scheduling issue of course. I'm in a lot of pain. Any suggestions on managing this? It's a long time to wait. Opioids are out. I must be careful with NSAIDS. Any suggestions are welcome!
@mpeggyh0419. It's wonderful that your new hip is great! I had a total hip replacement in November 2019 and it's taken me some time to get the strength back that I need to do the things I enjoy.
I'm going to make a suggestion however I'd like to say that whatever you do it's important to check with your surgeon first. You don't want to do anything that will affect your hip replacement that is scheduled in 2023.
Can you do some core exercises? Pilates is good for this and you can find Pilates exercises on YouTube. Another idea is yoga. Perhaps chair yoga? I like Yoga with Adriene as she has all levels of yoga. I found that yoga was most helpful to me to manage pain before and after surgery (with my surgeon's permission).
I'm with you on no opioid pills and being careful with NSAIDs. I put this above but I'm wondering if your surgeon has any suggestions for managing pain and what you can do and should not do?
@koala78 – I have not had hip surgery, but I had an easier time with my reverse shoulder replacement than with my two knee replacements. Though to be honest, my knee surgeries went well too! Maybe because there is no weight bearing involved, or maybe because I was so relieved when the surgery was over and my arthritis pain was gone. I had only a dull ache during the early healing process, no sharp or intense pain at all from surgery. Lots of icing with re-freezable shoulder pack sent home by the hospita. I did the dangling/pendulum arm exercises at least three times a day as instructed, along with some elbow bending and and hand exercises on a sheet that was sent home from the hospital. A hospital physical therapist showed me correct form before I left. At that time, I was also scheduled for my first PT visit at two weeks. Three times a week for three weeks, then twice a week for a few more weeks. I continued with band exercises and wall finger crawling on my own for some weeks after PT ended. I am very happy with the results, no pain, I can stretch my arm above my head once more! So worth it! There are a few things I do differently now, one being quick rotational movements like soaping up in the shower have to be done slowly, or with the left hand. I have no problem carrying gallon milk jugs or similar weights. I am now about 9 months out from surgery, but I was pretty much healed at about 3 months. I realize that people have very different schedules for healing, depending on their own body's ability, the skill of the surgeon, the knowledge of the PT therapists, so there are never any guarantees on how your surgery may go, but I would do it again in a flash!
Hi @rnpeggyh0419, Sorry to hear you are having so much pain. You'll see that I moved your post to this conversation.
Reducing Hip Pain while waiting for replacement: Suggestions?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hip-pain-2/
This way you can meet other members who are either still waiting and have found solutions or have had the surgery.
Did you ask your doctors office to keep you on a cancelation list?
Hello – When I had to wait several months for a hip revision, I asked for a visit to a PT for pre-surgery exercises. I really think having that, and doing them faithfully, helped my recovery and strengthening the surrounding muscles relieved the pain considerably while I waitedDo you think the surgeon's office would do that for you?
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