I was uncertain and quite frightened by the thought of having a total hip replacment for my osteoarthritic hips, the right being worse than the left. I also have slight OA in my spine. I am 53. After a MRI confirmed that I also had acetabular dysplasia of both hips, it seemed an operation was inevitable at some time in my life. I had been going to hydrotherapy in an effort to strengthen muscle and lose weight that I had gained in the last few years. I lost 12 kgs but the pain was not getting better. So I had a THR of my right hip. It is 8 weeks post-op now. There is obviously no more joint pain but there is still varying pain in my thigh at this stage. I wonder if it is because I had a hybrid replacement? The most "annoying" aspect is people being surprised that I had a THR at my age, saying that I am "too young", etc. OA may occur to anyone at any age, especially if there is a strong family history like mine. I am glad I had the operation.View Thread
have had an arthritic ankle since falling in a local mall. have been to several chiropractors who give modest relief. for the last six months have been swimming in a salt water pool and doing aquafit exercises; it seems to help somewhat; i am down to one from two 500 mg ibuprofen a day now when i get up
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I had my right knee replaced in Nov. 2007. Best move I ever made. Now the left knee is bone on bone, & am scheduling replacement for that one as well. The recovery is tough & you have to work throught the pain of therapy. However, the final result is FANTASTIC!!! I would have the surgery if I were in your shoes. Why keep putting off the inevitable?View Thread
About the only thing I can still do without an inordinate amount of pain is to ride the stationary bike. Over the past three months, I have ridden anywhere from 4 to 11 miles, depending on the day, how I was feeling, and how much time I had. I was also able to do some hand held weights, but had to be careful not to do any twisting exercises--just build up my arm and back musles, and a little of my abdominal muscles.View Thread
I have OA in both knees and am taking Idprofen perscribed by my doctor. I am extremely over weight and at one point could not even walk from my bed to the bathroom. I started out following a TV program on PBS called sit and be fit. It's 1/2 hour of exercise for people with limity mobility. I also started to eat healthier, more fruits and vegetables and added grains as well. After 5 months I have lost 20 lbs and can even walk down the length of my house about 40 feet, a major accomplishment. I still have a long way to go, but I find that I have more energy now. Sometimes I even choose to walk to the kitchen for simple things instead of taking my wheelchair, I still follow the program but not as many days, choosing to walk several times instead.View Thread
A bottle of Castor oil costs around $3.00 and lasts for months. Simply rub and massage the oil into the affected areas at bedtime, then wear socks to bed. It may take up tp two weeks, but relief will come. The oil absorbs into the skin and the only side effect I know of is super soft skin, including rough heels. It has even relieved bunion pain, blisters, etc. I also rub it into sore knees, and it ruly helps. Not a wonder drug, so takes a little time. Use it religously and you will be pleased.View Thread
I have had severe arthritis in my right foot for over 4 years now. In 2006, I had cortisone shots and they worked for awhile. Now I just use trameel. It is a prescription salve that is great. My podiatrist prescribed it for me.View Thread
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I had my right hip replaced 2-1/2 years ago at 56. I was in so much pain before and after the surgery. After the surgery was way different pain than before the surgery, after I healed I felt great. Shortly after I had my hip replaced, I found out I had osteoarthritis in both my knee's. I have more pain in my left knee, yet I still feel weakness in my right hip. My general doctor told me I should start seeing my doctor who preformed the surgery for more effective shots. I'm on general assistance for medical help and they only pay $10,000 for surgery. My hip replacement was over $90,000. I got help through the hospital but I not sure they will help me again. I can't bear the thought of waiting so long like I did before having the surgery. I also couldn't sit, lay down or walk without being in extreme pain. Good luck to all of you. It was nice reading your stories. DebView Thread
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