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    Yes it's important to see a OA specialist and understand that you may need a THR some day. Do some research and understand what OA is and how exercises and treatment can help?

    sorry to hear this is not what anyone want to know.

     I hope you are not in pain.

    Peace & Heeling


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      Hi Steven,

      you have twins 👀OMGOSH ! You have a lot on your plate. Please understand that you are not alone. Many hippies here under total hip joint replacement link have renewed mobility and better quality of life. Also bursitis is a capsule filled with fluid on the outer side of the hip that in most hippies can be additional cause of pain,

      Read what this forum has to offer on their THR link. It very helpful to understand that there are alternatives to the pain and you do not need to suffer with OA hip pain. Once THR and a few months recovery your pain will be a thing of the past. You are in good shape. Don't wait till muscles begin to weaken. Recovery will be longer.

      Never wait to long when THR is needed the surgeon has best results and you do too when you have good bone health.OA can wear bone & tissue away with every step.

      see you tube for summary of THR videos and patients recovery . 

      Plz see a orthopedic THR specialist soon to put your mind at ease. Your family will thank you 😊 for taking aggressive measures for your health! 

      Askmfor something for the pain to help you feel better and get out of the trapped feelings see a chronic pain dice for leaning coping techniques.


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    Hi Stephen, Osteo Arthritis is manageable depending on the severity. Make sure you see a consultant and ask for all your options. Ask your GP for a referal to a pain management clinic. If the Arthritis is severe enough for hip replacement then it is the best option, hip replacements usually are successful and the pain will go completly. I know of someone who as just had a hip replacement and it was the best thing ever. I have not had a hip replacement thou i have had a knee done. I have had Osteo Arthritis since a young girl and it's a case of finding the right meds, gentle exercise and pacing yourself. Also a lot depends on your age and if you are still working. I am currently going for an operation on the 14th Dec for my other knee thou this requires a partial knee replacement. I am in constant pain and i consider the risks of an operation to be the best for me to be out of pain. I hope you find some relief soon. 


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    Hi Stephen,sorry to hear your in pain and have osteoarthritis in both

    hips.You will find many great people here on this site for tips and help.

    I have osteoarthritis head to toe sad but I manage with avoiding dairy

    as much as possible as that can aggravate arthritis.I use heating pads

    for when my lower back hurts or hips.Bath soaks in epsom salts helps

    soothe aching joints.I know it is painful and I hope your dr prescribes

    something for the arthritis.And never underestimate how much children

    like to help mom or dad.It gives them comfort in knowing they can comfort

    you  smile


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    Stephen it depends how old you are. I'm 64 and had both knees and shoulder joints as well as big toe joint replacements. My hips are now causing considerable pain and I start physio next week.

    Depends what you mean by serious illness , for people with rheumatoid or other forms of Athritis it's almost a common occurrence as the disease seems to spread to different joints. If your seeing a specialist for your hips he or she after seeing your X-rays will determine how they will treat you.

    Hopefully it's not Athritis and something they can sort your pain out.

    Good luck and stay positive


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