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Why Is My Artificial Hip Painful When I Sneeze
Hip pain with sneeze: "hip pain" caused by sneezing might represent a lumbar disc problem.The increase in pressure cause by the sneeze can affect nerves near the lumbar discs. This is called "referred pain" . The other possibility is a groin hernia. Again, the increased pressure in the belly from the sneeze causes the hernia to bulge and cause pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Likely back not hip: Many things refer pain to "hip." True hip pain is in the groin. If so try to make a figure 4 with that leg. If that significantly increases your pain go back to the hip doc. Else, if li is buttock pain you need a workup for facet arthrosis, disc disease or other spinal disease. Don't neglect a hip bursitis - on the side as is a TFL syndrome.The cough/sneeze bit points to spine pathology as No.1. ...Read more
Total hip replace: When arthritis is severe in the hip ( no cartilage between bones) and/or causes constant intense pain and lack of function, or when there is other pathology (disease) that requieres to remove the afected part of the hip then total hip replacement is indicated. Artificial hips are made of titanium and requires some sort of biological " cement" to put in . Plastic, screws, plates may be required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip: Consider a team, guided approach with progressive increased activity as tolerated and provided by your orthopedic surgeon, pt, and ot teams. Start with walker, progress to cane, work to master stairs. ...Read more
Ask orthopedist: I would get clearance from your orthopedic surgeon. You can dislocate your artificicial hip with that range of motion. ...Read more
Better: A hip replacement often improves range of motion. Sometimes too much motion, and dislocation becomes a risk. Metal on plastic surfaces don't last forever, so higher impact activities should be limited. Otherwise, daily activities are restored, and function is better than before surgery. ...Read more
It depends: If you are comparing it to a knee replacement or a shoulder replacement then the answer is "no it is probably not that painful." however, the length of recovery is quite dependent on other variables, including patient factors, surgical factors and postop therapy factors that may make the experience more or less painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try these tips: The life expectancy of a total hip replacement may be extended under favorable circumstances including avoiding impact activities like running, avoiding gainings weight, or loosing excess weight, and limiting the number of cycles the hip goes through. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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