Arthritic pain in hips during sex

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Arthritic pain in hips during sex

Postby tryin2dobetter » Mon May 08, 2017 10:14 am

I'm only 50, but over the last few months, my right hip has been getting more stiff and painful. I finally got it x-rayed, and it turns out I have osteoarthritis in my hip. I've been going to physical therapy to strengthen the muscles in that area and in my core, but the last time my wife and I had sex, I couldn't thrust without pain--enough pain to make me lose my erection.

Has anyone experienced the same? Do you have any advice?

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Re: Arthritic pain in hips during sex

Postby OldMarriedLady » Mon May 08, 2017 1:04 pm

Can your wife do any positions where she's the one moving, not you? Woman on top, or rear entry where you stay still and she thrusts backwards into/onto you?
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Re: Arthritic pain in hips during sex

Postby seeking perspective » Mon May 08, 2017 1:52 pm

Do you have medication that can help reduce the pain?

I'm the one with arthritis in our marriage, and there are times I find it helpful to take some ibuprofen about an hour before sex to help alleviate some of the problems.

Also, consider whether different positions and angles might aggravate your arthritis differently. For instance, if you can't manage being on your knees and thrusting, what if you were to try a similar position with you standing on the floor?
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Re: RE: Re: Arthritic pain in hips during sex

Postby tryin2dobetter » Wed May 10, 2017 9:55 pm

OldMarriedLady wrote:Can your wife do any positions where she's the one moving, not you? Woman on top, or rear entry where you stay still and she thrusts backwards into/onto you?

Good idea. I will bring it up with her​ and see what she thinks.

seeking perspective wrote:there are times I find it helpful to take some ibuprofen about an hour before sex to help alleviate some of the problems.

Ibuprofen works, but I have to take it with a full meal or it makes me sick, so I really have think ahead about it ahead of time.

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Re: Arthritic pain in hips during sex

Postby Paul B » Wed May 10, 2017 10:03 pm

You might also look into OTC topical pain killers.
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Re: Arthritic pain in hips during sex

Postby catwoman » Fri May 12, 2017 7:17 am

I take melaxicam. Also did pt. What has made the most diff is changing my way of eating. No more sugar, potato, rice, bread...the inflammation is nearly gone. I'm doing low carb, high fat.

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