Reducing Hip Pain while waiting for replacement: Suggestions?

Posted by lotsofpain @lotsofpain, Apr 14, 2020

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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@colleenyoung

@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, Colleen. I appreciate your assistance! I had my first hip replacement in February of this year and am doing great with that. I had no problems and used a walker for about 4 days. Fortunately I have always done well with surgery and recovered quickly and uneventfully. I have to make due with the pain in my other hip (which is considerably worse than the first hip was) and my surgery is scheduled for February 3. So it's a long wait. I am on the cancellation list so hopefully I could have it done earlier. I did invest in a leg wrap today (goes around my waist and upper thigh). It seems to sup;port the leg-hip area and takes off the pressure. So we'll see.

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@amandaa

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?

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Thank you Amanda! I appreciate having the website. I am definitely on the cancelation list. It's the first thing I asked about when given 2/3/23 as my surgery date.

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@sueinmn

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?
Sue

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Thank you Sue! The PA gave me some stretch and other light exercises to do. I will see how I do with them. I'm glad to hear that PT worked well for you!

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@amandaa

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?

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Thank you Amanda! I will follow up. I am definitely on the cancelation list for this surgery!

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