Groin and hip pain 4 weeks after PKR

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I had a partial knee replacement 4 weeks ago. I was doing really well. However over last week, I am getting severe pain in hip and groin. I'm in more pain now than first few weeks. I am really worried as I know I have osteoarthritis in the hip, worried that it is getting worse.

Anybody else had this? Could it just be down to the surgery and walking differently? It's a really sharp pain in groin and hip really tender to touch. It's agony ??

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    It’s the new way you’re walking, your body will adjust.
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    I had hip pain at night when I lay on that side which worried me also but no sign of it now 
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    I am 6 months post TKR and have had hip pain the whole time, although it has got easier over time.  I’ve had massage and painkillers but nothing has worked totally. Until we walk properly I guess this is something we have to put up with!  I hope it is more comfortable for you soon. 
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    I am 6 weeks after TKR.  Where I go for PT, the folks there warned me about having pain in hips and other places in your body because you are walking differently.  I would talk to your PT folks about the pain and they should be able to help you.  If they can't I would look for someone that can.  

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    Look up Chico Marx on this thread. He has a great narrative relating to hip and groin pain...why it happens and the various methods to alleviate it. Its not unusual and it had to do with both pre and post op walking. Chico explains all of these things in a very understandable manner, even for a transplanted new Yorker. Be patient with him if you respond as he turned 70 this week and is having serious issues connected with having to hang up his ice hockey skates.

    As for me, yeah, I've had some serious post surgery issues with back, hip and groin but my situation differs greatly because of my lifestyle and what's required of me daily. Right now I'm taking steps to a kid surgery because of the pain.

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