Does anyone know a hip specialist with good knowledge of chronic pain?

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Hi All,

I'm a 34 year old male who has undergone two lots of arthroscopic surgery in the left hip following Dysplasia and FAI dIagnosis two years ago.

To sum things up I have a hip which causes me quite severe groin and upper thigh pain when walking only 2 minutes without crutches. But a recent MRI and X-Ray don't show anything majorly wrong. Also a recent steroid injection had no benefit at all so my specialist feels that's conceive that the pain isn't coming from within the hip.

So I'm told I could have some chronic pain issues in the hip area which may involve pain management as I shouldn't be in as much pain as I am.

Does anyone know of a hip specialist who also has a good understanding of chronic pain? (based in Souh East UK or London).

Thanks a million for any advice offered,

Liam

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    I just turned 34 on may 20th and had done a total hip replacement, my Dr is Bassett in Harlingen tx...I love him so much he did my mo.s and older sisters hips too like 7 years ago and I just got mine done may 4th.
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    I have a 19 year old son who had  arthroscopic surgery in Oct of last year and after a total of over 6 doctors is told he has Hip Dysplasia. We had surgery scheduled for next month till his pain started getting worse. He too is being told  pain management is needed and a nerve block. It's been over 438 days my son has been in pain with only a small window of relief. Now he has pain in both hips and has no life due to the pain.... 
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      Hi Cindy,

      Gosh that sounds really difficult for your poor Son.

      Can I ask where he gets his pain specifically and what it feels like? Is he on crutches?

      Also what kind of nerve block are they considering? Is it one that goes into the actual hip joint or into the surrounding tissues?

      Where are you Guys based? If I ever hear of any particularly good pain specialists then I'll let you know.

      Really REALLY wish you all the best and hope your Son feels better soon!

      Liam

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    Hello Liam,

    We live in the US. They have already done to injections in the hip it self with little help. Right now there are going to give him a nerve block in his back. 

    My son walks with a cane when he walks. To be honest it's gotten so bad that he really only moves when he has to. 

    Most of his pain is in the growning area left hip about a 7/8 in pain and right about 3/4 most days. With nerve pain in the left thigh that is crippiing when it starts. 

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     Liam,

    Oh yeah and because the pain is getting so bad he has to also go to a therapist. The doctor said he is depressed LOL Who wouldn't be at this point ??

    Cindy 

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      I know - they say it's important to stay positive as negativity and worry will only make the pain worse - but it's massively difficult to do this!

      Something I have found very useful is to understand pain as best as I can - specifically the difference between acute and chronic pain and what each of these mean. By understanding that my pain is chronic and knowing that the hip itself, although not a great hip, shouldn't give me as much pain as I get! So this helps me deal with the pain and hopefully it'll settle and start getting better soon.

      There is a great book you could look at called Explain Pain by David Butler. It's not cheap to buy but maybe you can find it at your library.

      Also maybe worth trying other therapeutic treatments such as accupuncture.

      Very best of luck to your Son with the nerve block and feeling better soon!

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