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edited March 14 in Off Topic
I've got a sore leg, a hip (left side) replacement

It's never really been great after the op. How come when carrying a weight on the good side ( the non operated right side) it's much harder tae do than carrying same weight on operated side?
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 10131
    What Hoots means is the pain and effort is greater when he carries the weights on his good side.....bless 'im
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 10131
    One would imagine (me) that the pain would be greater when carrying on your bad/weak side

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  • joeyowenjoeyowen Frets: 3356
    Maybe your body is trying to balance the offset of weight onto the side with the bad hip.

    Most people carrying heavy stuff will be seen leaning the other way 
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 10131
    You mean most folk carrying a heavy load on their right hand side would automatically lean to the left?
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  • strtdvstrtdv Frets: 1318
    If you have a total hip replacement you don't have a joint capsule on that side and as such can't feel pain in the joint (you can still feel all the other causes of hip pain though)
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 10131
    Ah   :)
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 10131
    That's not a bursa you be talkin' about there?
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  • strtdvstrtdv Frets: 1318
    No, the trochanteric bursa is still there post surgery as far as I know, it's the actual joint capsule that's gone
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 10131
    Gone,gone and never called me Mother
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    Thanks all  :)
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 2813
    edited March 14
    hootsmon said:

    It's never really been great after the op. How come when carrying a weight on the good side ( the non operated right side) it's much harder tae do than carrying same weight on operated side?
    Qs:  How's your back?  (Specifically, is your lumbar spine noticeably stiff?
    And when you say the "good" Right side... how good is it?  Good relative to the L THR or good as in your surgeon is like, "you've got 150 years to go in that R hip of yours!"
    Lastly, your "good" side is typically working overtime for a while after your other side has had surgery.  This can account for unexpected aches and pains on the un-operated side.
    Really lastly, you say the L THR has never really been that great after the op.  Have you gone through the specifics with your surgeon and the physios?  E.g.  problems with flexibility/ power/ in what ranges?  It's a bit fiddly but if you're systematic and methodical you can often improve things nicely.

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  • MayneheadMaynehead Frets: 1561
    Are you sure they replaced the correct hip?!
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  • hootsmonhootsmon Frets: 10131
    :)
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  • jdgmjdgm Frets: 273
    I googled " trochanteric bursa".....
    Ouch.


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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 4013
    hootsmon said:
    Gone, gone and never called me Mother
    I didn’t Google this because I know that it originates from The Goon Show.
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  • octatonicoctatonic Frets: 20716
    Because you didn’t do enough rehab exercises and now have a lot of scar tissue.
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  • boogiemanboogieman Frets: 5613
    It could be that you’d been compensating for the bad hip with the good one for a long time before you had the op. Now it’s had more than it’s fair share of wear and tear (oooh look I did make a lickle poem!) it’s started telling you about it.

    Or it could be muscular. My wife’s just been back for a second bone scan, a year after the first, because she gets hip pain after walking. The scan shows some deterioration in the hip joint but it hasn’t changed over the last year. The docs now say it’s bursitis, so nothing skeletal, and have sent her for a course of physio which seems to be helping. 
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