Hi Hiprunners! New guy here…
I had a total replacement on my left hip on July 5th 2016. I’m a career soldier (US Army), so running (as much as I love it or hate it) is a part of what I do. Yesterday (9/13), I hopped on the AlterG Treadmill during my physical therapy appointment and cruised a mile in 20 min. at 65% of my bodyweight. This marked the first time I have ran in any form in almost three years! I’m looking forward to being able to get back at it and re-incorporate running into my fitness regimen.
I had a femoral head injury in 2009 which resulted in a surgery to repair it. They screwed it back together and told me take it easy…which I did not. I kept running. That caught up with me in 2013 and I had to hang up my shoes and figure out another way to keep myself from getting fatter than Uncle Sam would allow. With finally deciding to go through with the replacement my only regret is I didn’t have it done earlier! Here’s to an easy, safe, and injury free transition back into beating the streets.
Cheers to all,