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post THR, E45 and massage.

tkachevtkachev Posts: 8,332
edited 5. Jan 2018, 14:25 in Living with Arthritis archive
I'm 5 weeks post op left side THR. It is my 2nd thr so sort of knew the routine.
Anyway I forgot that you had to massage the scar with E45, at least nobody at the joint school and in the hospital mentioned it until I went for my first physio.

My friend is a beauty therapist and has let me borrow her massager. It is fab and has done a wonderful job on the thick scar tissue and has helped with the pain and walking. I use it bare on the skin. pressing very hard and then use the E45 afterwards.

So I would advise any one who's having hip replacement to use one.

All the best, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year xx

Elizabeth christmas01 xxxxxx
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Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no ones definition of your life

Define yourself........

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  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,864
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thankyou Elizabeth..I was told at my 6 weeks check up to massed the scar ..but never gave a thought to a massager..will have a look at them..its never to late..x
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I used to oil my scars, my favourite was aloe-infused baby oil. E45 brings me out in a rash which is not really supposed to happen, is it? I am pleased that you have had it done, tkachev, and I hope all is going as well as possible. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Airwave!Airwave! Posts: 2,427 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Is the massager a home use item or aid for hospital therapy units?
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