Registered: 6 years, 3 months ago
I was diagnosed with osteoarth.of the left hip about 5 years ago, at which time the pain wasen`t bad. It got progressively worse over the years. I was , and continued to be, very active. I ran and lifted weights on a regular basis. About 4 years ago the pain from running became severe. I was fortunate however in that the barefoot/minimalistic shoe and running style were being discussed. I tried it, going very slowly, and found the pain from running in that manner became no more than normal walking. In June, 2014, with the pain severe, but being scared to death of major surgery, I received a cortison shot with the hope of putting off surgery for several years. The Dr. told me I had no cartlidge left, but the shot may get me some more time. As soon as I got the shot, and resultant pain relief, I realized what I had been putting up with , and deceided to start the process to get a hip replac. In August, 2014 I had surgery. All went very well. I used a walker for 2 days, and didn`t need a cane or crutches after. I was driving at 2 weeks, in the gym in 2 weeks, and was taking lots of walks. I am now 3 1/2 months out, and was given a thumps up by the Dr. No need to see him again unless I have issues. Going into surgery I had no thoughts about running again; I thought those days were over until I heard some other friends talk about people they knew who were going to/were running with replac. My Dr. said it wouldn`t be a good idea, but the therapists said some drs. are ok with it. I found your group, and deceided to consider getting back into running. The cardio. I do now consists of elevated treadmill and some trails, however as with comments from others, these things don`t compare with a good run.
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