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Shelley
Shelley Member Posts: 8
edited 12. Feb 2018, 06:44 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi all, new here looking for some advice. I'm 49 and started getting pain at 46. On waiting list to have left hip replaced. My first question is what are your symptoms of hip OA. Mine has always been with internal rotation. I can't put my legs together and for the past 3 years been walking like my husband says with a load in my pants. Anyone else has pain in adductor muscles/ groin pain?

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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Shelley and welcome to the Arthritis forums.

    So sorry other you are having pain from osteoarthritis in the hip. It sounds very positive that you are on the list for replacement hip surgery.

    Rather than go into a detailed reply, I'm posting here a link to a very good factsheet from the web site which provides information about osteoarthritis of the hip:

    https://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/do-i-have-arthritis/publications/233-osteoarthritis-of-the-hip

    Do note that some of the advice is appropriate only in the UK and Canada will have its own appropriate materials for your region.

    I'm sure that our lovely forum members who have the same will provide you with a wealth of personal experiences in living and coping with the condition :)

    All best wishes and do keep us informed on how you get on.
    Brynmor
  • Shelley
    Shelley Member Posts: 8
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Brynmor, I will check out the link. So I'm somewhat confused about what the difference is if I ask UK sufferers rather then Canadian ones? Is OA different in other parts of the world?
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
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    Hi Shelley

    By saying that the advice may be different, I was thinking of the range and sequence of procedures in, say, your GP recommending you to see particular specialists.

    For example, my wife had to see the physiotherapist for a referral before she could see the orthopaedic consultant for a knee replacement. This may well be different in other Health services.

    This is even true in parts of U.K. where health services are devolved to regional governments in Wales, Scotland and N Ireland.

    Luckily, here in Wales, OA is just the same as the rest of the world :D

    Best wishes
    Brynmor
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello Shelley
    I am much older at 67 , but had both hips replaced..the first 5 years ago and the second nearly 2 years..the pain in both was so different..and they couldn't make up there mind how much of it was from my back, they still cant to be honest..they always say the worse the pain the better the outlook..my second one was the most painful ..yes my groin moving the legs together or apart but also at the end when standing up it felt like the leg was sort of dangling and very painful ..I am so pleased I had them done..next will be my back :roll:
    Love
    Barbara
  • Shelley
    Shelley Member Posts: 8
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    Hi Barbra, I didn't realize that everyone would have different pain. I too suffer from back pain. Moderate stenosis and for the first couple years they thought my thigh/groin pain was coming from that. I still think it is and that's what caused me to walk awkwardly for years which I think caused my OA in hips. I have another question about supplements that may help with inflammation and what works best for people. Should I post a new topic for that? Not really sure how this forum works
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,468
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    Hi Shelly, pain is a subjective thing, I have OA all over but although the pain doesn't go away, pain in other joints 'flares' up and dominates the pathways.

    I often get wrist or finger weeks when I can't do much but nurse them along with hot wheat bags and pain relieving gel with pain killers, the pain from my shoulders or knees doesn't go away but the pain from my wrists is very strong and can dictate what gets my attention.

    When I'm on my feet the joints in the line of transmission tend to get my attention, likewise if I stand too long my back will cry out at me. If you see what I mean?

    I'm 62 and had aches n pains since I was young. Every type of arther and person seems to be different and suffer at different time in their lives to different levels.
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,731
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Shelley wrote:
    I have another question about supplements that may help with inflammation and what works best for people. Should I post a new topic for that?


    I think the answer is 'yes', Shellley but first I'd have a look at ARUK report on them https://tinyurl.com/y7oz5o9w . Basically, I think only capsaicin is rated highly.
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