Bedridden with hip osteoarthritis

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Hello, hoping someone can give me advise. In the last 6 months my hip has got worse with osteoarthritis. This week I can not walk, crippling pain to the point Oramorph doesn't work.

I'm only 52 its been brought on quickly for reasons my consultant discovered I was born with hip dysplasia.

I am on a waiting list for a hip replacement. I am in soo much pain and can't carry on like this. Do I go to A and E, see my GP

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    hi, sorry to read about your problems. i am 60 and suffer with osteo arthritis in both shoulders , lower spine and both knee`s. you havent explained if you are on suffient pain relief. if not go see your g.p and get to a certain level of pain relief which is of benefit to you. regards fred
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    A&E won't helpl as you have already been referred for a hip replacement.

    Have you checked the waiting times at other hospitals as you are entitled to do?  If you can't find it yourself on line ask PALS (paitents liason service)   to advise you. Every hospital has a PALS office you can visit, phone or E-Mail.

    Is your referral to MSK ?  

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    Somebody suggested gelatin for pain relieve. I laughed at it and thought it is impossibale, however, I tried it and MUST report. It works. It is not a once off thing but you have to use it or at least a week. You will be surprised to feel the difference.

    Disolve a table spoon in luke warm water  add a flavoant, just to give it a bit of taste. Repeat in the evening before going to bed. 

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    Hi

    I was diagnosed with bi-lateral oesteo arthritis in hips about five years ago.

    I am 8 weeks post op from a total left hip replacement- I am 55 years old.

    I saw a chiropractor which helped for a short while.

    Hydro therapy (went to pool on my own too ....just walking in water and exercising)....if your pain allows you to get there!

    Good luck

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    Just thought - I also had steroid injections - in different hips at different times......

    Which did help originally!

    Be aware it's common practice NOT to perform surgery until 6 months after steroid injection due to risk of infection ......

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      Yep ..thanks Henri

      I was told to have any dental treatment BEFORE op.....as it's not a good idea AFTER op....due to infection risk.

      Great excuse to stay away from dentist for 6 months!

      But for some reason I didn't associate a steroid injection!......I asked for one whilst I was on the waiting list for the operation......

      quickly changed my mind once I was armed with all info....

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