Hip issues

AnneF Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:11 in Living with arthritis

Thank u so so much for accepting me. Just been diagnosed with arthritis in my hip. Got a specialist appointment mid Jan, lucky me probably another year at least before they operate. Worst for me is sleeping and steps especially going down. Get so upset can c myself in a wheelchair before I know it.


  • noddingtonpete
    noddingtonpete Moderator Posts: 839

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

    I see that you have recently been diagnosed with arthritis in your hip and it is affecting your sleep. Have a look through the following from our website, hopefully will be of some help.


    Please keep posting and let us know how you get on.

    Best wishes


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  • ChelleFox
    ChelleFox Member Posts: 14

    Hi @AnneF! I was just diagnosed with OA in my hips about 6 weeks ago. Besides finally possessing the knowledge of the cause of the pain, the most helpful thing for me has been my physiotherapist treatments, and her "homework" of daily stretches and exercises. I follow her advice to the T.

    I am on duloxetine for pain, and have gone all-in with other mitigations just in case (yoga, red light therapy, TENS, massage, mobility aids). Try and be positive, and even consider talking to a counsellor if you find it is overwhelming or depressing you.

    Good luck - joining this community was another one of my favourite first steps!