I’m having my hip replaced in one week on 21 September’23 will the pain get better, because I can hardly walk anymore and I used to walk around with no problem. I refuse to admit I might be getting old but I don’t want to. I’m a young 70
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I just had a right hip replacement two weeks ago at age 76. I am also on long term prednisone for PMR. My pain level before surgery was extreme bringing tears to my eyes when I walked with a walker. That pain is gone now it is just incision pain and soreness in my thigh. What a relief. I am getting stronger each day and looking forward to a more normal life. I hope all goes well for you with your surgery.
I am 78 and had left hip pain and the X-Ray showed no space…just bone on bone. I had the inventor of the Superpath method as my surgeon *Dr, Jimmy Chou). I may have lucked out but I had no pain other than some very minor incision area pain. I had an RX for oxy and didn't take it. I also had permission to stop taking the celebrex after four days.
I too, was in a lot of hip pain before hip replacement. It is major surgery, but a huge improvement over before surgery.
The first week is a challenge. You really do need some assistance. Week two also challenging, but better. Week three, I could see light at end of tunnel. I’m 20 weeks out and have no pain. I am walking fine – if I sit too long I limp when I first get up, but that goes away after a few steps.
I consider the hip replacement to be a huge success. I’m looking forward to Fall hiking which I would not be able to do without my new titanium hip!
I’m 77 as of yesterday. I had left THR in July. I need my right hip done as well, which is scheduled in November. I do think that eventually I will be able to walk normally , ride my bike , etc but know it will be some time before that. The education I received said it really takes about a year. I’m still going to PT once a week with home program to do also. Still have some numbness and swelling although that’s improving. As far as actual pain in the hip, I can definitely tell a difference between the operated hip and the non- operated hip. Good luck with your surgery and recovery.
Is there anyone who was a bariatric patient who had hip replacement surgery. I am trying to get my bmi to a 40 or 45 max so that I will become a candidate for the surgery. Extreme pain everyday.
four weeks after now…. please be sure to have someone with you for the first week….. soft cold packs fromthe freezer both on top and under your hp will be your life saver along with cushion under your knee. The couch and the recliner… a higher toilet seat hired and crutches. i had a walking frame for the first two weeks. i am down to one crutch now of a morning and 2 of an arvo. Palexia slow release is my best friend morning noon and night. take care of yourself
I had a great Dr. had my RIGHT THP done in 2006…no problems after!Things I can't do…..cross my right leg over my left knee( figure 4) or RUN….everything else….no problem! After the operation…you wake up & you will feel the ball (new hip) & wonder….will I fell this forever…answer is NO…that feeling goes away! JUST WALK IN THE HOSPITAL…at first with the nurse help….then with the walker….WALK!! Don't YOU hurt had the nurses going NUTS! They asked me….how are you doing this!!We almost have to force patients to walk!! They complain….it hurts….I can't do this!! My answer ….yes I hurt…but I make myself do it…..I want to get out of this hospital !!So…I keep going & I keep feeling stronger!! DO IT…IT'S ALL IN THE HEART & THE MIND! I was 63 then I'm 79 now!
As can be seen from the various responses, some folks have lots of pain and others little or none, I had Dr. Chow do Superpath method and I had no pain at all and I am allowed to cross my legs, bend over, etc. But my sister-in-law who needed a replacement badly for many years had the same surgeon and some pain.
In my experience the surgery helped me. I was unable to stand for long periods or walk very long. When i first saw thr surgeon, he told me i was an immediate candidate for surgery. My xray was almost bone on bone. I was not ready for surgery then . I tried to continue my activities. Finally almost a year later when i could see that the osteoarthritis was restricting my activities more and more i went back to see the surgeon and scheduled surgery. Post surgery they got me up and walking with a walker . I had to stay in the surgery center 2 nights due to post op anemic. I was driving within 2 1/2 weeks . Taking tylenol for pain. It took 5-6 months for me to bo longer have the pain in my thigh and the numbness. I get in and out of an suv with no pain having to lift my leg. I didn’t have the rapid recovery of 4-6 weeks that some people report. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t bounce back right away. Go to physical therapy a d do the exercises they give you at home
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Good advice! Power through the pain and discomfort of walking. It's totally worth it. After my last surgery in May I really understood how quickly you can become deconditioned in the hospital. I only wish I had gotten out of bed and tried to walk more than I had, but I felt like I didn't want to be a pain-in-the-neck patient. As it turns out, every nurse I asked was ready to accompany me on a walk around the room and hallway. A few minutes every now and then made a big difference. I'm 60 and this was the third, and final, surgery on my right hip. I learned to keep moving no matter how I felt – "motion is lotion"!
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