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How can pain in the right hip and buttocks be managed in a person who has been diagnosed with arthritis?

I had left knee replacement surgery 3 months ago. About 4 weeks after surgery, I started having a lot of right hip/buttocks pain especially when walking or climbing stairs. However, also painful to touch or lying on that side. X-rays show only minimal arthritis. I ve been doing physical therapy, but no improvement.
Thu, 27 Jun 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

The symptoms seem to be related to sciatica pain.

I suggest using anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day.

I also recommend physical therapy to relieve pain.

If the symptoms continue I recommend consulting a neurologist for further evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response
Hello,

The pain in the hip and buttocks can be related to ankylosing spondylosis. You need to consult an orthopedician for proper prescriptions.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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