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Sam22
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Muscle spasms 2 years after hip replacement surgery

Posted by @sandigrant, Nov 8, 2018

I have been going to physical therapy to try to strengthen my muscles two years after hip replacement. I get frequent spasms in my thigh and my therapist is stumped. The trigger is stretching the muscles while on the balls o my foot. I do deep breathing to relax the muscle and after a few seconds let’s like it never happened.

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Hi. I fractured my hip in 2016 and had a hip replacement. I too get muscle spasms and pain in my thigh after being on my feet too long or walking for too long. My doctor can't explain it either. I am going to physical therapy now and hope it helps.

@sandigrant I know what those spasms are have them in thighs I use my Tens Unit google this it will explain but once I use it my muscles relax The P.T can use it also I think but I have a home unit ,my chiropractor suggested it good luck

@lioness

@sandigrant I know what those spasms are have them in thighs I use my Tens Unit google this it will explain but once I use it my muscles relax The P.T can use it also I think but I have a home unit ,my chiropractor suggested it good luck

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I have a Quell unit that’s similar to tens. I’m going to keep with the pt for a while longer.

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@loiscapecod

Hi. I fractured my hip in 2016 and had a hip replacement. I too get muscle spasms and pain in my thigh after being on my feet too long or walking for too long. My doctor can't explain it either. I am going to physical therapy now and hope it helps.

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I’m going to pt for a while longer then see if there are any other options.

@sandigrant

I have a Quell unit that’s similar to tens. I’m going to keep with the pt for a while longer.

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@sam22 we have to try everything for me found chiropractic helps ,ice Tens at home Hope P T does it for you

I’m sorry your dealing with this pain. I have muscle and nerve damage from my hip surgery as well and it’s miserable

Tremmors, spasems are one of the many symptoms of Cobalt poisoning. Have your blood tested . If your levels are 0.3 to 1.0 you are probably ok, however if your Cobalt or Chromium level is over 5.0 this could cause real health problems, & more than just tremmors, it can cause : Brain slowing & cognitive problems, fatigue, Thyroid problems, heart problems. Please get your cobalt & chromium level tested. I would recomend doing it at an independent lab or clinic & not at the office of your orthopidic surgen

@jonpaulcobaltpo

Tremmors, spasems are one of the many symptoms of Cobalt poisoning. Have your blood tested . If your levels are 0.3 to 1.0 you are probably ok, however if your Cobalt or Chromium level is over 5.0 this could cause real health problems, & more than just tremmors, it can cause : Brain slowing & cognitive problems, fatigue, Thyroid problems, heart problems. Please get your cobalt & chromium level tested. I would recomend doing it at an independent lab or clinic & not at the office of your orthopidic surgen

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If you have had any medical implant device in the past 20 years, hips, knees, sholders, that implant is most likely made inpart of one of two toxic metals: Cobalt or chromium. You may not even know it because doctors & The FDA are not requiered to tell you even if that implant has been recalled.
For the love of God, go and get ed blood or urine cobalt cast, do it at your regular doctor not your orthopedic surgeon 0.3- to 1.0 parts per billion is natural – 5 PPB is considered toxic, & strongly suggests having problemd with your implant. If you have 5.0 or higher cobalt levels ask for A Raidiactic sugar contrast PET scan of your brain.
Good news is if you take out the cobalt & replace it with a non toxic implant the cognitive symptoms improve as the cobalt shaveings & cobalt ions process out of your body

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@jonpaulcobaltpo good advice I hope everyone that has implant listens to what you have to say.

I had a hip replacement in 2015. My surgery, on march 9th went well. My recovery was fantastic……i was cycling again by the end of April.
Beginning in November of last year, I had terrible leg cramps/charlie horse that would last for hours. I would wake up in the morning with it. I had to crawl from my bed to the bathroom, take a muscle relaxer and soak in tub loaded with Epsom salts. That helped. This went on for about 6 weeks on and off. I dont know why. It hasn't happened again but now and then, in the same leg, I get a sharp stabbing shooting feeling in my thigh. It's in the middle of thigh between the knee and pelvis and seems to start or shoot from the outside of my leg. It happens when just standing on my leg…no special reason. There is no warning but the pain is sooooo bad that my knees almost buckle.
I know my right side is stronger than my left (surgery side) not sure how to just strengthen one side as I walk, swim and cycle on both legs.
Anyone have suggestions?

@owieann

I had a hip replacement in 2015. My surgery, on march 9th went well. My recovery was fantastic……i was cycling again by the end of April.
Beginning in November of last year, I had terrible leg cramps/charlie horse that would last for hours. I would wake up in the morning with it. I had to crawl from my bed to the bathroom, take a muscle relaxer and soak in tub loaded with Epsom salts. That helped. This went on for about 6 weeks on and off. I dont know why. It hasn't happened again but now and then, in the same leg, I get a sharp stabbing shooting feeling in my thigh. It's in the middle of thigh between the knee and pelvis and seems to start or shoot from the outside of my leg. It happens when just standing on my leg…no special reason. There is no warning but the pain is sooooo bad that my knees almost buckle.
I know my right side is stronger than my left (surgery side) not sure how to just strengthen one side as I walk, swim and cycle on both legs.
Anyone have suggestions?

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Hi @owieann – Welcome to Connect! Great bunch of supportive people here! And congratulations on your quick recovery from the hip replacement. I haven't had a THR – I've had my knee replaced and doing another knee replacement next month. Thankfully, I didn't have the kind of cramps or shooting pain you did so I can't give you any advice – just moral support! I'm going to tag a few people who have had hip issues to see if they can share any insights… @beatricefay, @mariemotte, @laura1956, and @scottb32. Meantime, I'm curious about your cycling – were you actually riding outside in less than 8 weeks? That's so brave!

@debbraw

Hi @owieann – Welcome to Connect! Great bunch of supportive people here! And congratulations on your quick recovery from the hip replacement. I haven't had a THR – I've had my knee replaced and doing another knee replacement next month. Thankfully, I didn't have the kind of cramps or shooting pain you did so I can't give you any advice – just moral support! I'm going to tag a few people who have had hip issues to see if they can share any insights… @beatricefay, @mariemotte, @laura1956, and @scottb32. Meantime, I'm curious about your cycling – were you actually riding outside in less than 8 weeks? That's so brave!

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Thank you for your response. Yes, I was cycling on the road that soon after surgery. I do have to say, prior to my surgery, it was difficult to walk but I was able to cycle indoors at home. However, getting to and on my spin was difficult.

@yaya333 – You sent me a private message regarding the best place to find people who can relate to hip replacements. This is a great link to join. Maybe @lioness or @owieann can help me welcome you. I know it's scary going through any kind of joint replacement. Can you tell us more about what led to your surgery and where things stand now?

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@debbraw

@yaya333 – You sent me a private message regarding the best place to find people who can relate to hip replacements. This is a great link to join. Maybe @lioness or @owieann can help me welcome you. I know it's scary going through any kind of joint replacement. Can you tell us more about what led to your surgery and where things stand now?

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Had right hip replaced 6 weeks ago. Was very uptight and the doctors put me at ease. Much better than expected and the pain was minimal. Wish I had had the procedure much earlier!

@scottb32

Had right hip replaced 6 weeks ago. Was very uptight and the doctors put me at ease. Much better than expected and the pain was minimal. Wish I had had the procedure much earlier!

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Had mine done 2 yrs ago – very easy – Need the other one done I think – won't be nearly as fearful this time.

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