I went to the physical therapist Tuesday. It was an exciting experience. The thigh bones around the stem of the hip replacement is so thin thus causing so much pain when I try to walk, therefore, I stay on a cane and a walker. The therapist will start with baby steps to strengthen that muscle and hopefully the bones But because of the overstretched muscles and tendons, the surgeon stretched my leg. The therapist tried this new technique called dry needling. It is similar to acupuncture but seemed a lot different as far is going deeper into the Trigger point. She needled the hip area and thigh area I go back next week and will give you a weather report. All I can tell you is that when I walked out the pain had definitely subsided. This lessening of the pain has lasted for two days now. She told me not to expect a miracle but if I get a days relief that is better than nothing and somewhat encouraging. I know this will be a long continuous process, but at least I saw a tad of improvement more than I have seen in the past few years. The dr has also suggested Prolia to help strengthen my bones to help strengthen them to continue to support this prosthesis in the thigh and to continue to support this prosthesis in the thigh. Hope this information helps some.