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Ugh. That’s rough. It sounds like either nerve or muscular. I’m 63. Both my hips have been posterior replacements, the most recent being Left THR this past September. I remember having pain in my right hip (replaced 5-years ago) almost a year after surgery. I was re-evaluated, and started PT again to strengthen the muscles. Turned out my IT band and SI muscles were very weak. It took a few months of muscle strengthening, but eventually the pain subsided.

Now with my left hip I’m 3-1/2 months post op and do my exercises religiously. Very little pain, and most of it is muscular. I was cleared for interval running 2 weeks ago and have worked my way up to 2 miles. 1 min. run, 5 mins fast walking. Muscle strengthening is imperative for healing and keeping the joints seeded properly.

Another suggestion is dry needling. It’s deeper than acupuncture and is a painless procedure. Not all PT’s are certified so look around. Several needles are inserted at pain points followed by several minutes of is electrical impulses. You actually can see your muscles twitching. The purpose is to break up knots and increase blood flow. I believe it is covered by insurance in Florida and Arizona. It works wonders for arthritis too.
Good luck and don’t give up!

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