• 3 months ago

    Left Hip Pain

    Hello, everyone.

    You can read my biography by clicking on my user name. In 2015 I had both hips replaced - my right in June and left in November. The surgery was successful and I have been thrilled with the results.

    About 3 or 4 weeks ago I started having pain in my left hip that is just like before the surgery. I did not fall, but slipped and "wrenched" my left hip. The pain is more towards the groin and in my left buttocks cheek, with pain and tingling radiating down my left leg (thigh, knee, shin and even my big toe). I see my orthopedic surgeon on September 1 and my chiropractor tomorrow. My chiro will leave my hips alone but adjust the rest of my spine as I really need that.

    My question is: anyone have pain like this after THR? Did you need revision surgery? Thanks for any insight you can offer.

    Blessings,
    -Dave

Responses

  • 3 months ago

    RE: Left Hip Pain

    So sorry My motto is golden age my a##
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Left Hip Pain

    I too had right hip replaced three times with two tendon releases and left hip replaced once still having problems. Check your iliopsoas tendon rubbing on the prosthetic hip.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Left Hip Pain

    Update: I my orthopedic surgeon today for x-rays and exam. The implant itself is fine, but when I wrenched my hip I pulled muscles, tendons and subluxated the prosthetic hip. It has been pressing on the sciatic nerve causing the pain and inflammation. My orthopedic surgeon e has started me on an oral steroid burst and taper for 12 days, starting with 6 pills the first two days and ending up with 2 pills on the last two days. I will also be seeing my chiropractor today at 5:30 pm for a full adjustment.

    Having Type 2 Diabetes, I will monitor my blood glucose levels closely and be very careful with my diet. If my readings become very high I will contact my primary doctor's office.

    I am very thankful my implanted hip is find, just out of alignment.

    Blessings,
    -Dave