7 Weeks Post-op – Anyone prescribed Celebrex?

I’m 7 weeks post-op THR right anterior approach. I’ve been processing nicely walking 30-4o minutes 2-3x a day (approx. 3-4 miles). I’ve also been swimming 2-3 times a week (freestyle using a swim buoy) and extremely light spinning on the bike for 10-15 minutes at a time. I add the swim or bike every other day so as not to over do it. About 4 days ago I stopped taking the Aspirin and Celebrex (NSAID ant-inflammatory) prescribed by my surgeon (45 day prescription). Since then I have had some stiffness/soreness in the quad (right where the stitches were) as well as a twinge in the groin area. Anyone experience this after stopping any meds prescribed by their surgeon?

Obviously, the logical thinking here is that the meds were providing anti-inflammatory characteristics and once I stopped the pain/tighness ratcheted up a bit. Just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience? I was advised by the PT to back off the bike and limit walks to 20 minutes for a few days to see if it resolves.

Thoughts?

Thanks for your input,
Brent

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      Brent
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      I’m 7 weeks post-op THR right anterior approach. I’ve been processing nicely walking 30-4o minutes 2-3x a day (approx. 3-4 miles). I’ve also been swim
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      Coddfish
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      Hi Brent

      I am 3 weeks post-op tomorrow. THR right hip, posterior approach. I wasn’t prescribed Celebrex. I came out of hospital with a 5 week supply of low dose aspirin to reduce the blood clotting risk, plus a small supply of paracetamol and ibuprofen. With a posterior approach, a number of tendons in the groin area are cut, and these certainly ache after walking. I am still using elbow crutches to take a little weight off – two on rough surfaces and on longer walks, one otherwise. I find the ibuprofen better than the paracetamol for pain relief as it’s anti-inflammatory, but it gave me low level tummy problems. So am currently managing just with twice daily paracetamol but also applying an ice pack to my groin after exercise, which seems to help.

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