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What are the options for hip pain besides hip replacement?

Posted by tammy a.

My grandmother is in her late 70's and she is having sever hip joint pain. She has went to the Ortho doctor already and has told her that she has no cartlidge between the bone and hip socket. She is not a candidate for the hip replacement since she has had heart surgery etc. Is there anything else that would help her? Once she visits the ortho doctor, he injects the cortizone shots and doesn't last 12 hours.

If anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it. She is in so much pain, she doesn't want to get out of bed since it will hurt to walk.


Thank you


Tammy A.

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I also experience a lot of pain in both hips. Especially my left hip. Has she had an MRI?

Is this how she was diagnosed with no cartlidge between the bone and hip socket?  Is she experienceing any other symptoms with her hip and or back area? I use ice packs, 15 min. on and 15 min. off. this seems to releive  some of my pain. I am sad to hear of anyone who experiences chronic pain , especially when nothing much seems to help.

I have had cortisone injections myself. Sometimes they ease my pain a little, but eventually it comes back. Have you gotten a second opinion on possible options for your mother? Has she ever tried the fentanol pain patches? At least with the patches , she would be constantly medicated and these should help with her pain level. It wouldn't hurt to ask her DR. about these patches. I wish your mom all the very best.

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