Had a hip replacement now can't walk anymore

by bob
(Kendall Park, NJ)

I had a hip replacement and did the ususal post op therapy.

I was ok for a while, but as time passed I have had difficulty walking for periods of time. The hip is fine, but it seems that the area between the hip and the knee - particualry on the front part of my leg gets so painfull, i literally can't walk . 1-2 blocks is it.

I take celebrex, but no help.

Could this be tendonitis?



Joshua Answers:

Hi Bob.

Well, it may or may not Tendonitis per se, but there is ABSOLUTELY a Pain Causing Dynamic and Process of Inflammation in action.

See: What Is Tendonitis?

You got the hip replacement because muscles were chronically locked too tight and connective tissue was shrunk wrapped tight, all of thatcompressing the joint, grinding it down. (That's an educated guess, correct me if it was for some other reason).

Included in that was LOTS of compensation pattern, muscle tightness, structural dysfunction, nutritional insufficiency/deficiency, pain from inflammation chemical, etc.

Plus, you then had the surgery, your hip/leg got all jacked up, and now you are walking different (and in pain) and your nervous system is somewhat freaked out about it so it's doing all sorts of compensation.

So muscles have to learn to work differently, new compensation patterns are forming, and all the original negative factors that caused the need for
hip replacement are still in place and are still negative factors.

1. Do you stretch at all?

2. Do you self massage at all?

3. What specifically stops you from walking? Pain? Cramp? Spasm?

4. Where exactly do you feel #3?

5. Have you upped your protein and good fats intake?

6. Give me a history of symptoms and progression that led to the surgery.

7. Describe post surgery experience

8. Details, details, details.

9. When you go for a walk then get stopped, how long does that last?

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Dec 14, 2014
My mom and her hip replacement
by: Anonymous

My mom just had a hip replacement in December, and before she had the surgery she could walk some, and drive.. Now it is Dec. 2014 of the same year and she can not walk at all, she can stand for just a few seconds to go to the restroom but she isn't able to drive or walk at all... I

am very concerned.. she went through all the physical therapy and it just isn't working..

She cries all the time because the spasms are so bad that it causes her legs to go up in her chest.

She can not get in a standing position, just sitting!!! I did go to the Dr. with her and she had a lot of arthritis that they found during the surgery.

I must note that my mom is overweight and I think that's why she has a hard time getting up and down as well, but I know in my heart she should have been walking by now!!

I saw the Xray of the implant and it seems to look well and in place, so I don't know.. Any suggestions Anyone????????????????????? We were so hopeful of this surgery, and now I don't know how to handle it.. My mom has never been one to take Any pain medication and now it's how she just survives, and she is still in constant pain...


Joshua Comments:


1. Clean up her diet. The actual weight may or may not be a problem, but the dietary reasons that she's overweight can/do prevent healing.

Remove all inflammatory foods like gluten/wheat, sugar, processed vegetable cooking oils, etc.

2. Nutrition. See: Magnesium For Tendonitis.

One cause of cramping (and the tight muscles that constrict joints and cause arthritis) is magnesium insufficiency. Stress eats magnesium. Surgery, and pain, are stressors.

And this sure doesn't help. Inflammation Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency

3. If the body's isn't working right, it can't withstand the trauma of surgery much less recover from it.

Related: Pain Causing Dynamic

Aug 16, 2017
It's not the weight
by: Holloman

My mom had the gastric bypass and has lost over 150 lbs. She too still can't walk, so it's definitely has nothing to do with weight. She can only stand long enough to go to the rest room. Before the hip surgery she was in pain but could walk, Walmart, house chores, shopping etc.

Now she is bed ridden and cries all the time.

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