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    Muscle Pain in Hip after knee replacement
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    bobmok posted:
    I had a total knee replacement two years ago and it was very successful. Pain in knee gone after 25+ years of it. Now I have developed increasingly severe pain in the hip on the same leg. Xrays and MRI show nothing but a little arthritis. Been to surgeon, internist and ortho specialist. They all tell me it is muscle pain. Been through physical therapy. Nothing is helping and it is worse than the knee pain ever was. Any suggestions? One doc told me my pelvis is misaligned and gave me daily exercises...help a little bit. Then he told me to have the other knee replaced to "even" things out. Any help or suggestions out ther?
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    georgia888 responded:
    Is the other knee in dire need of a replacement? Such surgery should be considered only if the arthritis is severe enough (bone-on-bone) and then only if it truly is compromising your mobility. I certainly would not have it done to "even things out."


    Seeing as the diagnostics show nothing, I would recommend aqua therapy. I have moderate-to-severe OA in my hip and lower back & water aerobics has helped me immensely.


    Please keep us posted.
     
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    jamin2013 responded:
    Good grief, those surgeons: "have the other knee replaced to even things out"......I'd run from that MD. Ask him, is that a GUARANTEE.......stupid comment to me.

    So many folks have hip pain, I have my own and had a hip replacement, which caused my knee to be worse.....it's a vicious cycle....

    My integrative rheumy does: Prolotherapy, Mesotherapy and Acupuncture...you would do good to check these out for your hip....

    Have you thought of a heel lift?

    Another knee replacement......yee gads.....


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