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Old 07-16-2016, 09:32 PM   #21
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Interesting topic. 69 years old, active. Just started experiencing similar
pain 2 weeks ago.

Mine only occurs in the AM, when I wake up. When I stand, pain right rear,
radiates down right leg. After I walk around and make breakfast. (about 15
minutes) Pain is gone.

Sitting or lying down, no pain. Like OP, wonder what it is? and Solution?.

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Old 07-16-2016, 09:42 PM   #22
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A couple of us here have total hip implants. Usually, the cartilage wears out and it's bone against bone (like mine was) of some other damage occurs. Not a bad operation if you choose the right doctor and procedure. HaHa and I had it done using the "anterior procedure" - going in from the front with a 4" incision. Home in two days and walking around.

Frayne: Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:18 AM   #23
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Stumbled onto this article about utilizing your own stem cells to avoid hip replacement in some cases. Very interesting.

Novel stem cell technique helps patients avoid total hip replacement | Fox News
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:25 AM   #24
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Nemo2, I don't understand why you or anyone wouldn't give your body a chance to heal vs. permanently damaging it by overdoing too soon. A couple of months of patience is nothing if you can get your mobility back and no pain.
I'm working on it, but.......there are a few factors involved:

- I don't like being inactive.

- Although I don't overeat, (lots of salads/vegetables, little (red) meat, and rarely a dessert), because I'm not expending the calories exercising, I'm putting on a couple pounds...not too many, but enough to piss me off.

- And...the villain of the piece....in the mind/body relationship, the mind, (such as it is), is always saying "I'm the one giving the orders here...so get moving!"
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I'm working on it, but.......there are a few factors involved:

- I don't like being inactive.

- Although I don't overeat, (lots of salads/vegetables, little (red) meat, and rarely a dessert), because I'm not expending the calories exercising, I'm putting on a couple pounds...not too many, but enough to piss me off.

- And...the villain of the piece....in the mind/body relationship, the mind, (such as it is), is always saying "I'm the one giving the orders here...so get moving!"
But who wants to be on the permanent disabled list. Go slow and recover healthy!
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But who wants to be on the permanent disabled list. Go slow and recover healthy!
I hear ya! (Now all I have to do is influence 'that' part of me that keeps nudging and saying "Let's get going here!" )
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FWIW, one of the best things I ever did was buy a Concept2 rowing machine (Thanks, Haha!)

On the days when I can't get outside (snow, ice, heat, hard rain), I can sit down and row away. Great workout and seemingly stress-free. At least it never bothers my hip.
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Just thought I'd throw this out there too, as I'd never heard of it before...

I started walking/jogging after I FIREd. I went from couch potato sedentary (desk job and then home to the couch and then bed) to doing 5 miles a day walking and riding my bike an additional couple of miles. In retrospect I was doing way too much too soon, but I was REALLY psyched and didn't want to waste the enthusiasm.

I developed a pretty bad shooting pain down my hip on one side, that extended from the top/side of my hip, through the buttock area, and down the thigh to my calf area. It was terrible - I would stiffen up within an hour of exercise and hobble like I was 100 years old (I'm early 40s). I bought new shoes, did the foam rolling, but none helped, and was starting to think it was going to be a doctor visit with shots.

Thought it was sciatica, but after doing more reading, learned about periformis syndrome and started doing yoga and other exercises specifically to target the nerves in that area, and making sure I had rest days as well. The pain is pretty much gone, just have occasional stiffness and mild soreness when I overdo it, but I'm keeping up with the stretches (the yoga and then the hip abduction ones like the clamshell, side leg lifts, etc. from the link below)


https://runnersconnect.net/running-i...drome-running/
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Old 07-19-2016, 11:39 AM   #29
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Interesting topic. 69 years old, active. Just started experiencing similar
pain 2 weeks ago.

Mine only occurs in the AM, when I wake up. When I stand, pain right rear,
radiates down right leg. After I walk around and make breakfast. (about 15
minutes) Pain is gone.

Sitting or lying down, no pain. Like OP, wonder what it is? and Solution?.

That sounds like sciatica to me - it is worse in the morning and gets better during the day. I can't remember why, but that's what my doctor said.
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I had a hip resurfacing with Dr Tom Gross in Columbia SC, going well out of network for it. The critical thing for your surgeon is that they do lots of hip operations. Dr Gross has done well over 3000 at this point and was doing 15 a week when I went to him in 2010. I had a great result after nursing the shot hip for 15 years. I felt my arthritic hip pain as a throbbing in the groin and butt area and not outside in the hip area and not as a sciatica type pain.
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I had a hip resurfacing with Dr Tom Gross in Columbia SC, going well out of network for it. The critical thing for your surgeon is that they do lots of hip operations. Dr Gross has done well over 3000 at this point and was doing 15 a week when I went to him in 2010. I had a great result after nursing the shot hip for 15 years. I felt my arthritic hip pain as a throbbing in the groin and butt area and not outside in the hip area and not as a sciatica type pain.
Not sure if resurfacing is the fix for the OP but I recognized your doc's name/location. Dr Gross resurfaced a friend's hip and the friend just finished one of the most difficult 100 mile running races in the world last weekend, less than a year after surgery, with no hip issues at all.
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Patience. You want to get back to your former activity levels ASAP, and I understand that. But it may be wiser to give it several months before going all out again. Even for young people, soft tissue injuries can take months to heal.
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Nemo, if IIRC you were a prolific stair climber to keep fit. I hope you have backed away from that. What you were able to do, was always quite amazing and inspirational to me.
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Nemo, if IIRC you were a prolific stair climber to keep fit. I hope you have backed away from that. What you were able to do, was always quite amazing and inspirational to me.
Not only backed away from it, I'm incapable doing it at all right now.

I'm not/wasn't the athlete that some posters here are, but, in the last couple years:

- A guy on a transatlantic ship, who'd seen me doing stairs in the early morning, pointed me out to his wife and said "There's the fittest guy on the ship".

- Last year, on the stairs, we encountered three young women who ran together, (they were doing 30 repeats, which used to be a warm up for me)....I picked up the pace, and I heard the leader of the group say to her friend "I never thought I'd have to push to keep up with a 73 year old man".

- A couple (late 50's who'd regularly see me) also said I was an "Inspiration".

- Our doctor, who recently relocated, said "I wasn't like most of his patients".


I say this, in no way boastfully, (I always figured, if I could do it, anyone could do it), but simply to illustrate how easily & quickly everything can go sour.....with the back, sciatica, and now the specter of an aneurysm, it all seems like a house of cards after a ceiling fan has been activated.
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Back from the hosp, (as per the 'Aneurysm' thread), Dr. gave me the name of a surgeon in a small town, (about 9,000 population*), about 110 miles away; said he was good, and his waiting times would likely be less than in the next closest (and larger) burg (about 50 miles away from here).

He's closed today, so at the first opportunity we'll call and see if we can set up an appointment for a consultation, or if it has to be done 'formally' when our new Family Doctor returns from vacation.

Other than that, a warning that, should I become incontinent, (deterioration of the spine can apparently cause that to happen), I should get down there immediately.

(*Presumably a large portion of his patients would come from Ottawa - about 50 miles in the other direction.)
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Back from the hosp, (as per the 'Aneurysm' thread), Dr. gave me the name of a surgeon in a small town, (about 9,000 population*), about 110 miles away; said he was good, and his waiting times would likely be less than in the next closest (and larger) burg (about 50 miles away from here).
We contacted said surgeon's office this a.m. 10 month wait for a consultation, then, if surgery is considered, another 4 month wait for that! Plus, since we're not resident in the immediate area, he may not even see us at all!
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We contacted said surgeon's office this a.m. 10 month wait for a consultation, then, if surgery is considered, another 4 month wait for that! Plus, since we're not resident in the immediate area, he may not even see us at all!
Nemo, that is awful. I think I'll stop complaining about the US healthcare system now....
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Nemo, that is awful. I think I'll stop complaining about the US healthcare system now....
As I've noted before...our healthcare system is great.....if there's nothing wrong with you.

(This in no way reflects upon the medical personnel themselves, they do a damn good job......but, they're swamped.)
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Rather than cut & paste my situation I'll relink it:

Back surgery L3-L4 fusion. Now in recovery and looking for tips. Post #19.

Reading this thread I'm now in the position of wondering whether I should be encouraged or discouraged; the specter of permanently enforced inactivity has been quite, (often 'very'), depressing - although I'm not bad at adjusting my sights, the prospect of being pretty much inactive for the rest of my days is a real downer.

But.....if there's a possibility of a 'time frame', ("I'll be able to do something in six months or a year.."), I can work towards that, (impatiently perhaps but I can do it).

Good luck to all of us!
Hip pain that radiates down the leg is a classic symptom of sciatica. In my late 20's I suffered with it for two years and tried every possible conservative treatment. Finally, I opted for surgery (L4-5 diskectomy) and am glad I did. I've been very active for the following 35 years but I do have occasional flareups. These are usually attributable to being careless with lifting but typically go away in a few days. Six years ago I had a really severe flareup that fortunately was quelled by a series of lumbar injections.

Obviously, the prospects for complete recovery from such surgery may vary with age but since you've been active and in good shape, that's a real plus in your favor. Before surgery, you should try the lumbar injections if possible. They tend to be hit or miss but if they work, then surgery can be postponed or rendered unnecessary. If you must have surgery, then it will either be an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon who specializes in it. Ideally, you'd like someone who does nothing else. An MRI will be required before injections or surgery.

Surgery can take significant recuperation but you MUST follow the doctor's orders regarding physical activity if you want the best chance at full recovery. Good luck!
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We contacted said surgeon's office this a.m. 10 month wait for a consultation, then, if surgery is considered, another 4 month wait for that! Plus, since we're not resident in the immediate area, he may not even see us at all!
Any chance of seeing a neurologist who can do the lumbar injections? You may also want to try special back exercises while you're waiting. I have relatives in Ontario and it seems that the system is pretty good for minor things and major life threatening things but others like your problem tend to require long waits for getting seen.
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