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)