I had my left hip replaced due to severe arthritis in dec ‘17. I got back to running pretty quickly and felt great. I started training this year for pikes peak ascent, running >40 miles a week. I was getting in good shape, able to run >10 miles at a sub 7 pace.
After a long hard run, my right hip started to have similar pain. I kept running, and the pain just kept getting worse. My distance and times were declining with each run.
Doc said arthritis in right hip was only mildly worse than 18months prior. I tried several treatments without success. Doc couldn’t explain it, and after about 2 months, I opted for a THR.
During the surgery, they found two large lesions on the femural head, which didn’t show up on imaging.
I am 8 days Post op and feeling much better. Ralking (run/walk) more than 3 miles now, getting stronger each day with two good hips.
My body knew something wasn’t right and not getting better, I just needed to listen and trust it.