Muscle spasms years after hip replacement surgery

Posted by Sam22 @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.

I know about the TENS units because they used it at physical therapy several times. I guess I should consider that. It might help when I Have set it off a few times and it seems more sensitive. Sometimes it is sore from days and seems extra possible to set it off again on those days.

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@autumnleaves01

I know about the TENS units because they used it at physical therapy several times. I guess I should consider that. It might help when I Have set it off a few times and it seems more sensitive. Sometimes it is sore from days and seems extra possible to set it off again on those days.

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@autumleaves Dont you just love how it relaxes the muscles. I sure do Then there is ice I use also which helps . If more people new about the TENS and how it makes you feel I'm sure they would get one to use

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@lioness

@autumleaves Dont you just love how it relaxes the muscles. I sure do Then there is ice I use also which helps . If more people new about the TENS and how it makes you feel I'm sure they would get one to use

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@autumnleaves01 @lioness
It sounds as if you both have experience with the TENS unit. My physical therapist tried one on me one time when I was there, for my hip bursitis. It seemed to feel good when I was using it but immediately after that passed and it was back to hurting.

Generally, does the TENS unit help beyond when you have it on the area?
JK

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@contentandwell

@autumnleaves01 @lioness
It sounds as if you both have experience with the TENS unit. My physical therapist tried one on me one time when I was there, for my hip bursitis. It seemed to feel good when I was using it but immediately after that passed and it was back to hurting.

Generally, does the TENS unit help beyond when you have it on the area?
JK

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@contentandwell How long did you set it for ? I put mine on for 20minutes and then rest for awhile before doing anything. I generally only have to use it once but you do have to repeat when it starts again to spasm It relaxes the muscles and if the nerves are trapped in muscles it will relax enough to let the nerve get back to normal . One thing I do when I have the TENS on is use heat on top of it while it works or ice . Just using it alone isnt as good as putting these on . My chiropractor always used heat or ice and set it for 20 minutes

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