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    hip replacement problems
    riverjones posted:
    I had total hip replacement surgery 4 years ago. My hip joint hurts, especially after doing menial housework or walking 20+ minutes. My thigh area surrounding the bone where the "post" fits also hurts. This isn't a minor pain. It feels like the bone and the "post' never connected. I have been to my doctor twice since the surgery. After X-rays have been taken and studied, I've been told everything looks as it should. They suggested certain exercises to do. I have tried the exercises. Nothing has improved. In fact, things seem worse these days. I have a 5 year appointment in the fall, should I grin and bare it until then? I live full time in a motor home. We are in Texas. I can't go see my doctor until spring. Any suggestions?
    jamin2013 responded:
    Oh brother, I have numb and some pain at the whole thigh area of hip was anterior approach....thru front of thigh. I've had IT band damage down side of thigh and went thru probably 8 sessions of ART therapy to help loosen the muscle.... I feel a "heaviness" of the leg.

    Every morning I wake up saying I'll go see the surgeon, what is he going to do? I want no more cutting on my I live with it.....I saw him 3 times since surgery and had xrays done once and all was ok he said.

    Also I deal with bursitis at greater trochanter muscle at high side.... We go into these with hope of betterment and come out deal and managing and trying to work on what we're left with.

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