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Thigh weakness well after hip replacement
waketree posted:
I had a total right hip replacement in Jul 2010. I was back on my feet very quickly with no joint problems.

However, since about 8 months out from surgery I have a brief but very noticeable weakness in my right leg when I get out of bed in the morning; for a minute or two I limp around and at times have to grab hold of something. Following that, things return to how the leg felt when I went to bed the night before.

During the day, there is some occasional soreness when I walk but nothing I would call pain. My right leg feels weak when I'm walking up stairs or carrying heavy items, though it feels good during 3-5 mile walks,and during leg weight exercises at my rec center. My friends notice a slight limp. I have no soreness or pain when sitting or laying down.

I have had an MRI and x-rays, and the new joint seems to have settled in well. A spine specialist says I have disc compression in my lower back, but it is not impacting my spinal cord...

Any similar experiences or thoughts? Thanks!
OJOJ64 responded:
Hi Waketree,

I had and have it too.. mine is the femoral nerve.. sometimes it is "injured" or "annoyed" during surgery. After a year of this, finally my doctor gave me a "shot" in the exact area the pain was in, and it has worked so far.. been 3 months since the shot. The weakness was so bad I was so afraid of falling, and the pain was unreal in it.. so far so good.. pain gone, weakness so much better. Perhaps you could ask your doctor about the shot? I wish you well. Jo-Anna

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