Knee pain – THR was July 1, 2020

Hey everyone, thanks for all of the comments and input on my initial post in August.  I started doing some light and short jogs during September, always alternating with walks. I also do some biking, swimming, strength and core work. I had no issues so I increased my slow run segments. I experimented with different run/walk segments as I felt some pain mainly in the groin area during and after longer run segments. I communicated with a long time running coach who felt I was doing way too much so I backed down considerably about a month ago. I am now doing either 2 min runs alternated with 1 min walks, or 1 min runs alternated with 30 second walks and doing over 60 minutes of running every other day.  Yes it is a lot of segments but it is still very enjoyable to do some type of running. My issue recently is I recently began to feel pain and stiffness in my right knee. Not so much when I am running but afterwards, particularly if I am sitting for awhile. I have been doing some light weights with my legs (leg extensions and leg curls) to see if strengthening it will help but so far it is not improving it. Have any of you ever had pain/stiffness in the knee below your THR? If so, what did you do to relieve it? Thanks in advance for your input.… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

THR on July 1, 2020 – working my way back – any input?

Hey everyone, I am very pleased with how things are going after my surgery. Historically, running had been my primary form of exercise after playing college football and other sports, and I had run for 44 years. The pain in my right hip began about 20 years ago but it did not significantly limit my running and other activity until 2018, which was my last year of racing. After my last race in October, 2018 and a series of 3 PRP injections I got into long distance walking to see if my hip would somehow recover. I never had surgery before so I wanted to put it off. I got up to 10 miles per day walking plus elliptical, biking and strength training. But the pain in my hip got much worse earlier this year so I decided it was time for the THR. The first week after surgery was really tough but by day 8 I was walking with a cane and by day 11 I walked about 1.5 miles with the cane. I religiously did the PT exercises during session and also while at home. I ditched the cane 15 days after surgery and I have steadily worked my walks up to an average of 9 miles per day and I am also doing elliptical, biking and strength training. I had my follow up x ray 2 days ago and my surgeon says all looks really good. He recommends everything but running because he discourages high impact on the joint. But with the encouragement of this group I want to work my way back to running, even if it is only recreational.   What are your opinions on when I should try to run again? Any suggestions on what I should do when I try to run again? I tried some light jogging for only 30 seconds at a time while running last week but I felt pain in my groin area, so I decided to wait and try later. Thanks to all for your input, Greg… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

Robot Assisted THR

Do any of you have an opinion of the value of robotic assisted THR surgery versus a procedure done by the orthopaedic surgeon without the assistance of a robot? If so please share it! My orthopaedic surgeon does both but feels the robot allows for much more precise surgery. Of course, my insurance does not cover robot assisted so it would cost me thousands more out of pocket if I go with the robot assisted. Thanks in advance! Greg… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)

PRP Hip Injections

Hi all, I just joined the site after finding it on the internet several months ago. I am a 65 year old runner who has been running consistently for about 44 years. Not racing all of those years but I have run about 10 races per year for the last 10 years. I have had right hip pain for a long, long time but it has been manageable until last year. It became much worse in 2017 when I was training for a marathon. My orthopedist is a hip specialist who has worked with  runners and other athletes. I have had three cortisone shots since October 2017 and each masked the pain for about 2 to 3 months, but it kept coming back. Xrays show that my right hip is bone on bone. After completing 8 races during 2018, I had to stop running and my orthopedic recommended that I try either PRP (platlet rich plasma) injections or stem cell therapy, instead of going right to a hip replacement. As I read in many of your posts, he told me that he does not recommend running on a replaced hip. He said PRP and stem cell therapy have been successful in getting some runners to be able to run again. After more discussion with him he suggested I try PRP first so I had the three injections during October, 2018. At this time my hip actually hurts more than it did before I had the injections. I go into see my orthopedic next week for a check up and suggested next steps. Question: have any of you tried PRP injections for your hip, before you got it replaced? If so, what was your experience? Was it effective? If so, how long did it take for it to work? Same questions for stem cell therapy. Would love to hear your input! Greg… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)