hip spurs

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I have been diagnosed with bone spurs on my right hip. The doctor suggests hip replacement. I want to wait as long as possible. I use a cane because the pain causes me to limp.Inflamation causes muscle stiffness,pain, and loss of motion range.Naprocin helps but I use it very sparingly.Please recommend exercises, stretches, and treatments (heat ???) to help the leg muscles (hamstring, quad.). Also, alternative medecines that aren’t as long-term injurious as NSAIDs (all-natural?).

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    Nick, I have also been diagnosed with bone spurs in my hip along with having had Rheumatoid arthritis since I was 6 years old (so for 14 years). At first it was recommended that I have a total hip replacement, but my surgeon (Dr. Marc Philippon in PIttsburgh) is actually just going to grind away the spurs and give that a shot. I should be on crutches and using a brace for 4 weeks then aside from strengthening and additional recovery have no long term limits on activity. You might want to look into that. It would eliminate the problem and maybe allow you to avoid some of the meds altogether.


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    I hope that your surgery went well and that you’re fully recovered at this point. I am 5days post-op from arthroscopy and am concerned about the loss of sensation in my groin area. Did you experience this? My doctor is telling me that it is normal, but I am beginning to worry. Please let me know if this is something that you’ve experienced, and if so, how long it took to regain sensation.


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