11 Months Post THR and Still Pain

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.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

SI Joint/some glute pain anyone else?

Background, I’ve been a runner for > 10 years…..marathon runner for > 5 years.  Earlier this year after suffering from joint pain that severely impacted my runs, diagnosed with severe arthritis in my left hip, I had anterior hip replacement.   It’s been 14 weeks now.

I started PT at week 3.  It started slow and then, of course built up from there.  The PT made my PT different than most hip replacement patients as she knew my goals to get back to running.

I have been going back to spin classes 3-4 times a week since about week 6 or 7.   I’ve tried to run twice both of which were very rough.  The joint pain is gone but, I’ve been suffering since about week 4 with SI joint pain with pelvic rotation in that hip as well as some glute pain off and on.   I researched online and found many stretches and exercises that I do for it but, it still comes back nagging almost every day.  It’s frustrating.

Anyway else have this type pain after surgery and during recovery?… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)