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Hip Replacement And Abductor Muscle Exercise
It's 5 weeks since my anterior hip replacement. Is it common to have severe muscle spasm in the inner thigh muscle & what can I do to relieve it?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
11 weeks after my hip replacement I still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things?
Post hip operation: You shold not be having severe muscle spasms. Something is not right. Best to see your surgeon for a re check to see what is wrong. ...Read more
I had an operation for hip replacement and I got muscles problem cause pain in my foot and and not function properly or Failure after intramuscular.
Varies: The whole question did not come through. If you are having pain running down your leg into your foot after a hip replacement, it would usually either be related to an irritation if a nerve in the back, or that same nerve can also potentially be stretched during your hip replacement. I would discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more
Muscle spasm of the upper portion of the r. Thigh after 2nd hip replacement. March '09. Revision june '09, fractured trochanter?
See your surgeon: Are you asking what you should do for your muscle spasms or are you asking if your greater trochanter ostetomy or fracture is the culprit? If your spasms in your thigh are frequent and/ or worsening or associated w/ weight bearing than see your treating orthopedic surgeon for treatment. Best of luck! ...Read more
Ask your doctor: I posit you'll be able to do many of the same activities you did before the hip surgery, if not more since you are not in pain, I hope. But you should always ask your surgeon before doing anything to make sure your body and procedure heal so you avoid complications. ...Read more
Most: If you were healthy otherwise before the hip replacement, and assuming the surgery went well, you can do most things you properly train for. I have hip replacement patients who have hike the appalachian trail, cycle competitively and swing dance 3 nights a week. The nfl, nhl, and nba may be out, though. ...Read more
PT consult: Is necessary for a comprehesive rehabilitation program. Most will start with gentle, passive range of motion coupleled with ultrasound or heat treatments. No vigorous walking, lifting, bending or aerobics until cleared by PT. ...Read more
What is a proper exercise for me? I had lots of issues with chronic pain due to hip replacement and osteoarthritis in my joints. I take medication for
Manage OA: Walking is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more
14 yrs after total hip replacement and bone grafting of the pelvis still in low/high levels of discomfort every day. Exercise is not helping, ?
Pain after THR: You should see an orthopaedic surgeon to rule out infection or loosening. ...Read more
Would a nanny job be hard on me if I've had 2 hip replacement and a knee surgery 2 yrs ago or would it be easier cause of more exercise? I sit too much
Exercise: Exercise is generally a good thing. You could continue your NSAID medications and start slowly and gradually increase your work time. If you slowly get stronger with low impact exercise, you should be able to handle the nanny job well. ...Read more
What could be the reason why my right leg collapsed under me? It happened twice, once in december and again yesterday in feb. I had a hip replacement 10 years ago. It is the same leg that collapsed twice. I don't know if there could be a link.
Important things to know is if you are having pain in the hip, leg, or knee on the affected side? Do you hear any noises in any of the above mentioned joints? Regardless, when your leg collapses it is usually due to a problem in the tendons or ligaments that support a joint. You could also have a problem with the hardware in your hip. You will need to see your doctor for an evaluation of this problem, which will include an examination and imaging studies (x rays and possible an mri).
Best of luck. ...Read more
See a specialist: The first thing you should do is talk to your orthopaedic surgeon and tell him or her the problem you are having. If you are unable to get the answers you need there, you need to seek a 2nd opinion. Find an orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in adult reconstruction. University health systems are a good place to start. You'll need new x-rays and an infection work-up for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Hip prostheses: Typically last 15 years or so. Surgery has risks. Revisions are sometimes difficult. Thus I advise other treatments first for younger people like you to avoid your having many hip replacement and revision surgeries. Lifestyle modifications and proper exercise can be quite helpful. For example, Neal Barnard, MD wrote "Foods That Fight Pain, " a very helpful book on nutrition for arthritis/pain. ...Read more
Hip replacement: The hip resurfacing maybe appropriate This depends on extent of disease and bone quality Get opinion from joint specialist ...Read more
Yes: If medical management of hip pain fails, surgical treatment can be considered. Patients who have conditions such as avascular necrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or hip dyplasia are typically younger than those patients with osteoarthritis. Also, "less invasive" procedures such as hip resurfacing is commonly done in the younger age group. ...Read more
THA revision: Speak with your operative hip surgeon and take their recommendation to have revision done by someone well-versed in revision work--it may or may not be the primary surgeon, depending upon surgeon experience in this, as well as operating room specialty equipment and instruments available. ...Read more
See below: Best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Kneeguru: Check kneeguru website for mor info and options ...Read more
Not too bad: Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful orthopedic procedures. With current multimodal analgesia protocols, patients can expect to have some incisional pain that can be easily controlled with oral pain medicines. The pain should gradually subside over the a few weeks time. However, you can expect that the pain in the groin from the arthritis will be gone after surgery. ...Read more
Likely: The success rate depends upon the age of grandma, the cause of the need for the first replacement, the reason for the failure of the first replacement, grandmas level of activity and compliance and her overall health. Orthopedic surgeons like good results, and are not likely to operate upon someone unless they expect good results. Ask the orthopod about expectations. ...Read more
Hip prosthetic life: Today's hip implants should last 20 to 30 years. But factors such as activity and patient size may shortened the life expectancy. ...Read more
Recovery varies by patient- typical recovery between 6-12 weeks.
Most modern replacements have proven track records to last 15 or more years- with some replacements lasting much longer. How well you take care of your hip replacement will dictate how long it will last. No implant will last forever, unfortunately. ...Read more
Possibly: While it is unusual for hip pain to recur that quickly after replacement, issues can arise. Loosening of the components, stress risers in the bone, infection, or fluid collections (in metal-metal implants). The most common cause is soft tissue, such as trochanteric bursitis. A thorough exam and xrays with your treating surgeon should help sort it out. ...Read more
Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more