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Arthritis in hip

Mar 22, 2015 7:44 AM

I have arthritis in my hip that has limited my ability to do almost everything. Have had injections that provide temporary relief. Now I also have pain in my lower leg. Has anyone experienced pain in their lower leg, along their shin bone from hip arthritis?

Mar 22, 2015 10:29 AM

AMP, I'm sorry to hear you're hurting more. Are they sure you don't have an impingement in the hip? If it is it could be pressing a nerve. Also if the muscles are tight or swollen they would compress the nerves, causing more pain. When I had sciatica the muscles were staying swollen. And the PT therapist explained how the nerves twist in & out from muscle to muscle. Have you tried some physical therapy? What about Voltaren gel, or ice & heat? I use rice in a knotted tube sock. In the freezer or microwave, it works as well as an ice pack or heat pad.

I'm 53 and have osteoarthritis all over. I'm starting to develop stiffness & rigidity in my knees & hips. I can barely do steps of any kind. The other day I stepped off a curb and my right knee buckled. I'm so stiff its more difficult going from one level to another. With everything else going on I haven't been able to get back to the orthopedist. I hope you find some relief soon. Praying for you. 🙏🌼

Mar 22, 2015 11:09 AM

AMP I have osteoarthritis as well in my hips, thighs, knees, shins and ankles. I have had steroid injections in both thighs ,my rt thigh has been almost 3 yrs since my last shot, I recently had to have one in my left thigh. Mainly we just have to use rubs and heat packs I make my own by using 2 large washcloths sew 3 sides then pour rice in 4th side and sew up. Put in microwave for 3 min. If you cover up it stays warm for several hrs.

Mar 22, 2015 1:12 PM

Thank you for your replies. The MRI did not show any Impingement. I'll try the rice instead of heating pad, sounds like a good idea.

Mar 22, 2015 8:22 PM

I have arthritis too except the only place It doesn't hurt is my hips I'm even able to get my legs behind my head

Mar 22, 2015 10:14 PM

TARDIS2238 that's great that you are so flexible. I wish I didn't have arthritis all over my body, especially my hips, it makes it hard to sit on chairs with cushions impossible to sit on metal, or wooden seats.

Mar 23, 2015 7:26 AM

weezie12 Have you found a comfortable seat cushion to sit on? I have arthritis all over too as well as spinal stenosis. I have the contour seat cushions that seem to help a little.

Mar 23, 2015 3:04 PM

Dear AMP,
Recently I started seeing a chiropractor and that gave me some relief for my hip pain of which I am waiting for hip replacement surgery. The doctor suggested some changes in my posture, sleep position etc. if you have chiro benefits, it's worth a try. Feel better...

Mar 23, 2015 8:07 PM

LadyPink77- Thank you for your feedback. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and the last time I saw her she said she didn't think I needed a hip replacement. I don't know what she based her opinion on because I can't do anything because of the pain.

Mar 24, 2015 9:45 AM

Has anyone had a hip replacement at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and if so, can you recommend a surgeon?

Oct 31, 2015 7:24 AM

If there is a hip impingement that is pressing on a nerve, how does physical therapy or chiropractic help resolve that? I'm told I'm too early for hip replacement, and just had another MRI to get a look at the cyst in the hip joint. This is following doing the same just one year ago. Doc says the X-ray doesn't show much degradation in the past year but my pain is sure worse. I did physical therapy a couple years ago for 12 weeks 3 times a week but no relief

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