How much pain did you have before surgery?

Almost nothing
1 (2.1%)
Pain after extreme sports activity
2 (4.3%)
Pain on and off on regular basis
20 (42.6%)
Extreme pain with difficulty standing, walking, sitting or sleeping
16 (34%)
Pain all the time
8 (17%)

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Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« on: November 28, 2016, 09:25:16 AM »
Poll about pain level before hip resurfacing surgery.
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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 12:06:02 PM »
I wasn't sure what to choose on this question. I was in pain pretty much all the time, but not terrible pain. It was like background noise, static. I could tune it out.


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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 01:27:17 PM »

I know what you mean. I think those of us that successfully deal with pain for this long have learned to tune it out. It's an important coping skill. But it makes it hard to be objective.

I mostly just wanted a sense of how much pain people had before, and then in the other poll how long it was before their experienced relief.

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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 03:23:42 PM »
I had good days and bad days, but I was in pain 24 hours a day. Just lying down or sitting it was a continual deep ache. If I tried to cross my ankles/legs, or roll over in bed, it felt like my hip was being ripped apart. I was taking 200mg of Celebrex/day at this point. If I didn't take it at all I was in pure agony.

One day last December I woke up one morning and didn't feel any pain. I was so relieved. Then I moved. :(

Relief was immediate upon having surgery. Now, ten months later, my right hip feels like a normal hip that never had arthritis.


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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 02:55:44 PM »
Chronic pain both hips for 8 years.
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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2018, 04:19:12 PM »
Increasing pain until the last year (of 7) was almost continuous with dislocation of the hip several times.
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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 11:38:12 AM »
This is complex.  Anytime I was standing I had pain.  It changed day to day and depended on activity levels.  I limped all the time to protect it.  Some days I would say mild, other times by evening I could barely walk.


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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 03:15:48 PM »
With any weight bearing I had a sold 6-7 level of pain all day and 100mg of Tramadol barely touched it.

It should be noted I had quite good cartilage spacing. The source of my pain was completely absent on xray and never conclusively found and one surgeon actually turned me down because of it. 


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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 09:43:38 AM »
Hip #1 in 2012:  I was in-and-out of pain.  When it first started, I would ache for a few days, then it would subside for months.  It wasn't until I joined a tennis league when this started to shift.  It wouldn't always happen, but when it did, I would be in pain from 1-4 days, then no pain for a month or two.  It slowly shifted to where the pain would be longer and the pain-free moments would be shorter.  As I got closer to a decision, I would be in horrible pain for 7-10 days (couldn't sleep, walk, sit, etc...), followed by ever shorter periods of no pain.   Funny thing is, the day before my surgery I ran 4 pain free miles.

Hip #2 in 2020:  I went from only occasional pain to 24-7 pain, and it stayed for 3 months.  That's when I scheduled my surgery.  Then, starting in July, it subsided to the point that I wasn't in much pain at all, and it stayed at that level right up to surgery.  However, I had completely modified my activity level to cut out anything that might set it off.  So, really I was only out of pain because I wasn't doing much.  Biking was the only exercise I could do.  No HIIT training.  No boot camp-style things.  No jumps, no squats.
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Re: Pain Level Before Hip Resurfacing Surgery
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2020, 06:17:03 AM »
Constant dull pain. Extreme pain running downhill and I had bad falls twice when running:  shooting pain in hip resulted in sudden collapse on “bad” side.
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