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How painful is a hip replacement?

Your arthritis pain will likely be gone right after total hip replacement surgery, says Dr. Kim. But you may have surgical pain for two to four weeks. “One person's pain can be a '2,' while another patient is an '8,'” he says.

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Then, how long does it take to walk normally after a hip replacement?

Most hip replacement patients are able to walk within the same day or next day of surgery; most can resume normal routine activities within the first 3 to 6 weeks of their total hip replacement recovery.

why is my hip replacement hurting? But a major infection near your artificial hip joint may require surgery to remove and replace the joint. Another potential cause of your pain could be a loose implant. The pain also could be a result of hip flexor tendinitis, also known as psoas tendinitis. Tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon.

Regarding this, how much pain is there after a hip replacement?

After surgery, pain is no longer achy and arthritic but stems from wound healing, swelling and inflammation. Hip replacement patients often report little to no pain around the 2-6 week mark. A large percentage of knee replacement patients report little pain around the 3 month mark.

Where do you feel pain if you need a hip replacement?

Hip or groin pain The pain is usually localised between your hip and knee. If the pain is lower down towards the ankle the problem might be caused by back problems. Some people find themselves relying on a walking stick or compensating with a limp. Others regularly take painkillers to deal with the pain.

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