Osteoarthritis - Hip Replacement

Carmie Member Posts: 7
edited 10. May 2023, 18:39 in Living with arthritis

Hi everyone. Had a hip replacement 9 weeks ago which went as it should regarding the implant. I am experiencing a lot of discomfort and pain on the right hand side of my back and in my right buttock. I have read that this can happen after hip replacement surgery but would appreciate some advice on how to deal with it. The area round my wound is still very tender too. I am putting heat on the areas and doing my exercises as directed. Any advice would be most welcome. Thank you. Carmel


  • RogerBill
    RogerBill Member Posts: 222

    I had a hip replacement in 2021. I walked three times every day, gradually building up the time, distance and speed. Initially with crutches, then walking stick, then no aids. Not too much not too little walking. Also I found it necessary when sitting to get up and move around the house a little every hour or so to keep things flexible. Even during the night for the first couple of months or so I was getting up three times to ease the stiffness and discomfort. It's all very tedious but in addition to the exercises I'm sure all the effort paid dividends in the long run. If you're not having any physiotherapy it might be worth getting an appointment for some advice because everyone is different. Best of luck.

  • MaureenB
    MaureenB Member Posts: 29

    I had a total hip replacement 6 years ago. My upper back was put out during surgery and I had to see my private therapist to have it adjusted at which point the pain stopped. You are hauled about on the operating table and it could be that something is out of alignment which is causing the back pain. So worth seeing a physio to get at the root of the problem. Not sure about the wound, my leg was very swollen and the area below my wound was very tender for about a year afterwards and you still have healing to do. Perhaps hot and cold packs alternating on the sore spots might give some relief.