I’m 11 months post thr left hip anterior method. I’m 55 and was an avid marathon runner before surgery.
I did 12+ weeks physical therapy after the surgery and had returned to spin classes and finally some running. Running has been touch and go…..especially lately. 5-6 months post-surgery, I had worked up slowly to 5 miles but not sure what happened, I had to back off since that. For example, this morning I headed out for 3 miles feeling pretty good for the first half mile but, at a mile, the pain started and I had to turn around and walk home. This has been my experiences lately with running…..it either goes really well or not. I do a run/walk method too…fyi, this was my preferred running method even before the surgery. I run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute. The most amount of miles I’ve been able to run in a week now is 8…and that is 2 times a week.
I’ve had SI joint pain off/on since surgery, now sometimes pain in the thigh plus a lot of what feels like ‘surface level’ soreness when rubbing my hand up and down my thigh where the surgery scar is with a little pressure applied. Sometimes the pain will radiate down the leg. I’m back to taking a lot of anti-inflammatories because sometimes the pain is just not bearable. I feel like I’m taking more of this than before I had the surgery.
Is all this normal? When does it stop? Are there some exercises/stretching I could do that will help? I see my dr. next month for 1 year check up and as of right now, I have not been happy since the surgery. I would have thought by now I would have progressed better and stopped having so much pain. I have more pain now than before granted it’s different pain but, it is still worse to me than before the surgery.
I love this sight and reading all the success posts…..I’m just waiting for my success. Which, it doesn’t seem like it will come. Just feeling very discouraged.