Hip trouble

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I was wondering if anyone after t.k.r ( mines been four years ) has started having problems with their opposite hip. I was wondering if it was because the other leg has been put under more strain and this is the result. Thank you for reading x

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    Yes, i am having the same problem. I had Left TKR 2 years ago, Feb 2018. The summer of 2019 I developed back pain and had 2 lumbar steroid injections that did not help. The Fall of 2019, I started having severe hip pain on my right hip (opposite) hip. Ive had one steroid injection in the hip which only helped for about 2 weeks. I e been told I have spinal stenosis and bursitis of the hip.... In my mind I think it all is a result of my knee surgery which Ive never been 100% satisfied with. Its not painful but its stiff, feels heavy and mechanical. All Xrays, I saw another orthopedic surgeon 3 months ago who did Xrays and says it shows the implant is in place. He prescribed a brace to wear on my knee which does help and also told me to wait 6 months and if I decided I wanted a revision to come back. Ive thought about it but Ive read that revisions can go either way... good, bad or the same results. With all this being said, I'm 72 years young and think maybe I should leave things the way they are. I dont use a cane and I can go dancing a bit. just thought my TKR would feel more natural.

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      Hi Lady

      Sorry for late reply, I did type out a reply but must not of pressed send silly me. You are describing pretty much what I am feeling, and I have had the x rays and been told all is where it should be. We know what we are feeling though dont we. I hope you find some answers and relief soon, keep dancing thank you x

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      Thanks and i wish the same for you. I am still in physical therapy for knee, back AND hip !! My physical therapist says my TKR leg is shorter than my non TKR leg.... I'll never understand that.

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    Had TLK replacement about 18 months ago. Ive noticed my right hip is starting to bother me when i walk long distances. im hoping it will mot get worse. i will be going go my knee dr. next week.

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    I'm also having hip problems. Had tkr 3 yrs ago, opposite hip now giving me pain when standing or walking for long periods. Had an xray & told everything ok(had hip replacement on that side 10yrs ago). Physio said that it's the tendons at back of hip, feels tender when pressed. I'm currently attending physio hip & knee classes at local sports centre which involves doing an intense 6 wk class doing exercises designed for hip & knee problems. It's not really helping but physios at class said it can take 6 mnths to a yr to make a difference so looks like I'll have to continue the exercises on my own at the gym under the LEAP scheme e which gives you reduced price membership. It's going to be a long winded job.

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      Hi Suzy

      Its so frustrating isnt it. I think its marvelous you are going to the gym, I know I wouldnt/ couldnt do it, lots of other health problems. oh the joys of getting old. I hope in time all your hard work pays off x

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    It might be as a result of a different walking gait after the surgery or it might be unconnected and something that woukd have happened regardless. I had a problem with the gluteal tendon in my right hip way before my LTKR. At first I was told it was arthritis. When it worsened to the point I couldn't lift my leg to go upstairs I was told it was bursitis and given a steroid injection and referred to the musculoskeletal clinic. There I was told that although it was often called bursitis it was usually tendonitis and very common in women. I was referred for physio and for an ultrasound guided injection. The Consultant who gave me the injection said my tendon was very inflamed, full of holes, frayed and completely worn out. I was told little could be done other than an injection when it got really bad.

    Walking was really painful, I couldn't sleep on my side without a pillow between my knees and physio didn't do much to help other than being told to avoid abduction or adduction of the hip. Eventually a friend suggested I try turmeric capsules and they've been a life changer. 5 days after I started taking them I noticed a difference. I still get pain, but nowhere near as bad. It might be worth trying, but if you take any other medication you should check with a pharmacist for interactions, especially as it does thin the blood.

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