Referred pain in hip?

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Hi again.  My 2nd TKR is booked for 20 January and I've started getting a lot of pain in my hip of the knee in question!  I can't walk very far and Hubbie thinks it's referred pain and the knee doesn't feel too painful-  anyone else had this? I'm beginning to think I'll need a new hip as well! 

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    I had this before going for second one. Like you I thought hip,but now I don't think so.

    not so sure it would be referred pain,but might be due to a new gait,possibly  brought on by your situation.

    youll certainly find out for sure after the 20th,so best of luck.

    Mike

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    Hi Elaine,

    Both options are possible. The only way to tell is to have a doc do xrays for your hip. This year I my right hip replaced in Feb, then my right TKR Oct. 3. Physical therapy resolved my hip issues and after 3 weeks no hip pain. Towards the end of pt for my hip, problems with my knee impacted my strengthing exercises. Knee replacement is completed different. It's much much harder, be prepared to work and pack your patience.

    Find out about your hip so you are better prepared for PT after the TKR. Start exercises now so you are stronger to handle either or both surgeries. Good luck and let us know what happens.

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    Your probably tensing up when you walk cause of the pain. Making everything hurt. I have a bad knee and find myself doing it all the time.
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    Well my knee didn't hurt at all, but my,ankle and side of my leg was total pain as well as my foot. After my tkr all that pain was gone.

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    Had the exact opposite in 2009.  Lots of pain in my knee; doc was ready to do a TKR.  Sent me for one more test: MRI with contract.  Turned out 30% of my hip was dead (necrotic).  Ortho told me that many times pain in hip indicates a knee problem and pain in knee indicates a hip problem...that was me.  Had to have the hip replaced, not the knee!!!
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    Hi Elaine!

    I experienced hip pain, too, following my first TKR. I wondered about possibly needing a hip replacement BEFORE or AFTER I would have my second TKR!

    Fortunately, once I was into recovery with knee #2, walking better with TWO GOOD KNEES, the hip issue went away! Yes!!!😁

    I think the body needs time to right itself with the two new knees. THEN the hip (for me, the hip on the same side as my second knee replacement) can get some relief because the knee and the leg muscles of that leg are now doing THEIR FAIR SHARE!

    My surgeries were June and October of 2015. I still have occasional flares with my sciatic nerve on that same side, but the hip pain has been relieved.

    For me, it seemed that I needed TIME and that second knee to get strong after surgery.

    I hope you will find this to be true as well!

    Wishing you a very happy and pain-free NEW YEAR!🎉🙌

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      Hello Cheryl thank you for that, I am about to ring a physio to see if they tank it's hip or knee issue.  I'm now getting jitters about the second knee being done as we know what's coming eh!  Happy new year to you too. X

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      Don't worry about your second knee replacement! It is GREAT to have TWO KNEES that don't hurt once recovery is progressing. My second knee ( my worst knee) was EASY compared to my first. Maybe you will find this to be true also!

      Think positive thoughts!

      Think about how good you will feel once both are DONE!😁

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      Great uplifting post. Had my hip,done a year ago March, knee done in Nov,,second knee in Feb. FEELS LIKE IT ISN'T GOING TO END SOME DAYS. My joints feel stronger but still so slow walking your post gave ne encouragement. Happy New Year!

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      Glad to be of encouragement!😊

      I had such HORRENDOUS pain prior to my surgeries that even on the day of surgery and those weeks following surgery my pain levels were SO MUCH LESS than before. I was glad that I didn't have to wait any longer to have surgery.

      Sometimes replacements are the only solution. I know it was for me. Sure, it can be scary, but enduring the pain I had before and thinking it would only get WORSE was even SCARIER.

      I hope that others will get the chance to have a normal life again. I'm always happy to share my experiences.

      Thank you for letting me know I helped you!

      Have a VERY Happy New Year!

      May you be DONE with pain!🙌😊😁🙌

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    I'm just out of a high tibial osteotomy and total ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograph. I had pre and post op hip issues. Doc explained to me that many leg muscles join at the hip and are being strained both trying to aid the deficient knee pre op and in recovery. Don't stress it too much yet, hopefully the muscles will recover along with your knee as mine has. Good luck.

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