I had my left hip replaced at the age of 30, I am now 34 and have been running fairly hard on it the last month or so with no pain! My right hip can be replaced at anytime but I am still going to train for a half marathon on Sep 17 and then have it replaced after that. After that I am really looking forward to running with no pain for the first time in my life, my first hip replacement was a direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty. It took me a while to feel real comfortable on it but I took my time, is this the best option for a replacement? How long can I expect it to last before it wears down? It feels good and strong right now but I’m not doing 10 mile runs yet.
Hello, I am new to this site. I was looking up information on hip replacements and came across this site. I am a 29 year old from Iowa and ran cross country in college. In high school I never took the sport very serious because I just used it to get in shape for wrestling, but I was offered a scholarship to do it in college and decided to take it. I thought I had always had this problem in my groin and started going to the doctor when I was 16 for it. I was always told it must be a groin strain, ice and ibuprofen. I never had any flexibility and thought that’s just the way I am. I started to coach high school wrestling 5 years ago and I noticed how much pain my groin was in. I had been to the doctor 3 times for my groin at this point in my life and every time I got the same answer. When I was 27 I had a doctor check my hips and we did an X-Ray. He called me later that day to let me know I have advanced arthritis in my left hip and moderate in my right. I went to a surgeon in my town who thought I was going to be a 70 year old man when I walked in after he look at my x-ray and he told me he can only do a full hip replacement. I have bone spurs, my femoral head is far from a perfect sphere, torn labrum, and I have no cartilage left, all just in my left hip. I ended up going to a different doctor who did arthroscopic surgery on me for 4 hours and the pain is worse now. I am at the point that I am going to go through with the replacement. I am worried since I am young that I will never be able to do anything again. I would like to run a marathon but there is no way I can do it with how I feel now, as … (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)