Arthritis in hips

Hi there,

I have arthritis in both hips, right hip is mild to moderate, left hip is moderate to severe, however I am getting more pain in my knees, front of my thighs and my glutes than my hips. I am due to have my left hip replaced in Sept and can't wait but the pain is getting worse and I'm starting to struggle and it's getting me down as I'm on my own. Can I ask, is the additional pain normal and can anyone suggest anything that could help. I always aim to walk 10,000 steps a day and have a tens machine that I use every morning. I am taking ibuprofen/paracetamol for pain as prescribed medication didn't agree with me. Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you


  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 874

    Hello @WhitbyWanderer and welcome to the online community,

    It’s good to hear that you’ve been booked for a hip replacement in September after living with pain for some while. I’m sure many members will understand the increasing pain that you’re experiencing so you’ve come to the right place for support. The Versus Arthritis also has a useful page on preparing for your surgery which can also help with your current pain.

    Do let us know how you are getting on,

    Anna ( Moderator)

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  • Baloo
    Baloo Member Posts: 359

    @WhitbyWanderer possibly the pain radiates from the joints. You would know this because the pain would come on when the joint moves.

  • Jus
    Jus Member Posts: 2

    Hi, I have arthritis in my right hip, my replacement was planned for April but found that I was anaemic, but have just had it rescheduled for 27th July! The last couple of months the pain has got worse as you have described, cramping spasms of pain sometimes the back of the leg, sometimes front, down I the knee, ankles and then tingling in the feet. I am on naproxen anyway, but had a gp appointment this week, and now have zapain as well.....have always hated taking tablets but this pain was just too much, I work full time and just need to manage it somehow, after 2 days in can feel and improvement, roll on 27th July. Hope you can find some pain relief for you that works.

    Forgot to say that I talked to my physio about the pain and he said it is normal to get this , it comes from all the different nerves, sciatic etc.

  • noddingtonpete
    noddingtonpete Moderator Posts: 835

    Hello @Jus and welcome to the Community. We are a friendly and supportive group and I hope that will be your experience as well.

    I understand that you have had your operation for a hip replacement postponed. I hope it happens in July. In the meantime have a look at the following to see if they help at all.


    Please keep posting and let us know how you are getting on, both pre and post op.

    Best wishes,

    Peter (moderator)

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