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  • #15114

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

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  • #15115

    Steve Nelson
    Participant

    Well, this new hiprunner has a new hip. Right THR at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Surgery completed at 5:30 p.m. yesterday (2/22). And I’m home already (4:00 p.m. 2/23!!!) Walking with a cane, which I don’t really need. Not a bad start. I suppose I’ll have ups and downs, but this is a good way to begin. Since I’m doing so well, should I run 5 tomorrow? Just kiddin’

    I’ll report now and then, but thanks to all on this site for providing the incentive to do this.

  • #15116

    daver
    Member

    Did you run 5 ? K or M ?

  • #15117

    John B
    Member

    I had my right hip resurfaced on June 30th. The result has been good so far. Three days in the hospital with great P.T. teaching. Minimal pain by taking Toradol I.V. and half doses of hydro condone/acetaminophen as needed by mouth.
    P.T. Exercises really helped. I am just stiff by the posterior excision area. My surgeon used the BHR resurfacing hardware with Stryker Ortho Simplex bone cement.
    4days post-op. my home P.T. Starts tomorrow. I see my surgeon in 10 days for my first post-op office visit. I am blessed to have had a great experience so far. I want to be able to run moderately again, but plan not to obsess with running as I had before. I like the elliptical, swimming, weights, and walking. I have a second chance and don’t want to blow it. I don’t know how our ancestors tolerated hip pain with the minimal treatment resources they had.
    I look forward to a great and active future!
    Thanks for this opportunity to communicate with my peers. This has been very helpful for me to prepare mentally and physically for a life change.

  • #15118

    Hey all~

    I am very impressed with this site, its mission and the level of activity/viewership!!

    I am also extremely happy to have found this resource to educate myself about the pros and cons of running after a Total Hip Replacement, having had one in December, 2011, at age 50. My surgeon was pretty adamant that I should never consider running, or even jogging, as part of a cardio-fitness regimen, because it would shorten the life of the hardware, requiring replacement, or “revision”, as I have heard it called.

    I had run for most of my life, sometimes five/six days a week, sometimes only a couple, but I have also been cycling, playing tennis, or inline skating. Now, I just bike a few days a week, tennis a couple and walk my MinPin 75 mins a day. I run short dashes with my dog, Eddy, because he loves running, but has no interest in playing with other dogs or chasing a ball.

    Running for 30 yd. bursts feels great, and I never have any pain in my hip when playing tennis with my partner, Beth. Prior to surgery in 2010-2011, she would occasionally have to traction my leg, on the court, because of the bone-on-bone pain I had to deal with.

    I would love to be able to run again, for weight control and general psychological well-being. I will read the Hiprunner reports, and start out slow, on grass (mostly) and short-distances…maybe 1/4 mile, walk, 1/4 mile, walk…or something like that. I would appreciate input about that “running will shorten hardware lifespan” thing I mentioned.

    Almost forgot to mention, but 3 months post-surgery, just a few days before the target date the doc gave me for riding on the road, I went for a spin around my neighborhood and had no problems. Two days later, I was going to ride to my “gym”, and in getting on the bike and throwing my right leg over the seat, I had a wardrobe malfunction, probably because I had limited mobility on that side (the THR was on the right). Short story, long…slow-mo wipe-out to the right, and I fractured my femur. Big pain, but another surgery, 4 metal zip-ties and an added 8″ to my scar, and I have to think that femur is stronger than the other one.

    Thanks for reading and I look forward to getting to know people and helping where I can.

    Best,
    Steve

  • #15119

    Kayla Young

    So, I need some help. Is it okay for someone with a hip replacement to run? And what hardware would you all recommend? I am only 17 and may be getting a hip replacement. Would I be able to start an active lifestyle again after having surgery? Please help me!

    -Kayla

  • #15120

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi Kayla,

    You’ll probably get different responses from different doctors but hey…we’re running. 🙂 From what I have read so far, the best option is #1 ceramic to ceramic with #2 ceramic ball with a highly cross-linked polyethylene cup as a close 2nd. The risks of the ceramic to ceramic is that you may end up squeaking a little bit, although by now that may just be an old wives tail. Good luck on your journey. Regardless of which option you choose, you will still have a full and active life ahead of you.
    Hip Brother Tom.

  • #15121

    Hello folks,

    Recently started back running around 1 1/2 years after my THR, thing is though I’m getting a dull pain just to the back of my left hip at the side of the left arse cheek. I’m just looking a bit of advice to be honest, I’ve never been a huge runner, mainly 3 miles every other day when I was able to.

    This pain now has me slightly worried though, what are the chances of it being the hip joint itself? Or is it more likely that it’s a muscle related issue?

  • #15122

    Cheryl

    I am hoping for a little perspective. I am 50 and have been diagnosed with arthritis in one hip. I am told that whenever I can no longer cope with the pain I can get a hip replacement. I have never been a great runner but I do try to stay active and exercise 5-6 days per week. It has been a goal of mine to do one more marathon before, or at, the age of 50. I have only ever run one marathon, so this would be my second, and last. Running is already too painful so I am planning to walk it with a friend. The marathon is June 21, 2015.
    I have been trying to build a base of walking, and walking quickly (my friend walks quite fast). If I am careful and control my movements well I can get through my workout with an acceptable level of pain. However, by the evening I have severe pain which radiates down my leg. This is becoming unbearable.
    I am wondering, if I were able to get a hip replacement this month, or in January, is there any way that I could have recovered sufficiently to complete my marathon in June? I am struggling with whether to just keep going with the hopes that I can last long enough to complete the marathon (walking) on my bad hip, or whether to schedule surgery as soon as possible.

  • #15123

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi Cheryl,

    That is a tough question. While the hip replacement will free you from the pain, there is the issue of healing that will take a while. I went on my first run 4 months after my surgery. I played in hoopfest (A 3 on 3 basketball tournament) 6 and a half months after surgery (end of June). It hurt a bit, but I was able to play. My hip surgery was on January 3rd that year. If it was me, and this is ONLY if this was me, I would get the replacement (quality of life IS quality of life) and rid myself of the pain. Then I would set the marathon walk as my goal. You said your friend was a fast walker…you might want to warn her that she should plan on going ahead of you if you can’t keep up so that there is no pressure on you to maintain a pace you can’t sustain. Just my thoughts. 🙂
    Hip Brother Tom.

  • #15124

    cardiogirl
    Member

    I had my thr on December 16 2014. It is my second replacement and I am just realizing that my surgical leg is about a half inch longer then my other one. Has this happened to anyone else? What do they do about it? I’m so frustrated at this point cause I feel like I’m walling like a penguin.

  • #15125

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Hey there Karen. A longer leg length is not uncommon, and believe it or not, you get used to it. My left leg was already a bit longer than my right prior to the left side THR. I ended up getting a gel insert for my right leg after the THR to help a little with the leg length difference.

  • #15126

    Gayla
    Member

    Hi. I had a THR Oct 8, 2014. Although I have never been a fast runner, I ran. But the doc told me no more running ever because it would lead to a replacement of the replacement. (I am 54) I was excited and encouraged to find this site! Since returning to work, I have noticed some mid-thigh pains sometimes and I think I have narrowed that down to carry heavier loads which may cause me to lean. Has anyone else had this paid? I recently announced that I would walk a half if I could not run, but it is getting to be great weather and I feel the call to run. Since I know my doctor will not agree to me running, is there a better time to start after THR? 6 months?
    Oh, I have been told that my left hip needs to be done….joy.

  • #15127

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi Gayla,
    I started running after 4 months. Competing in races at 7 months. But really didn’t start feeling fully healed until about 18 months. I hope that will help you decide. Good luck on the 2nd hip.

    Hip Brother Tom.

  • #15128

    Jen O’Leary

    Hi Karen, my left thr was 12/3/14 and my surgical leg was about 1/2 inch longer too. I feel like now the difference may be closer to 1/4 inch and am hoping to resume walk/running again this week. My surgeon said that the difference should be unnoticeable by month6, I do still wobble a bit in high heels but thanks to an insert in my right running shoe, I feel stable when I exercise.

  • #15129

    Anyone have shoe recommendations for post THR runner, who has not run since 2010, though surgery was in late 2011? I thought about trying to start running last summer, but didn’t have enough information, or cushy enough shoes.

    I have to do it, because riding my bike is not regular enough, with the Portland, OR weather. I am going to try to change my foot plant for the THR leg, to avoid heel planting. What should that tell me about how absorptive, or cushy, the shoes should be? If you have had experience with different brands/models, please share.

    Thanks,

    Steve Keller

  • #15130

    Bob
    Participant

    Hi Steve,
    If you are looking for cushy shoes, you may want to check out the Hoka One One brand. I put about 300 miles on a pair, races and workouts, and I must say they are like running on pillows. I hope to get back to using them once I get back on the road.
    A couple warnings on them; they are expensive, about 50% more than normal shoes. But they are suppose to last longer so it should work out to be about the same cost-wise.
    When I purchased mine, they only made a neutral shoe. I usually wear a stability shoe so I had to be careful. I usually rotated my shoes around between runs, using the Hokas mainly for longer runs.
    And finally, they are super ugly. They look like orthopedic running shoes. But they are super comfortable. So if you have some extra bucks and do not care about looks; check these out.
    Bob

  • #15131

    Sanibelsungirl

    Thank you for sharing those milestones. That helps me to put my recovery in perspective. So many people I know with hip replacements are not active and have no physical goals for themselves.

  • #15132

    Dicker01
    Member

    I agree that the Hokas are the way to go. Prior to my anterior THR, I ran in Gel Kayanos for as long as they have been around. The additional cushioning has really helped, but I think the reduced heal elevation is even more important. I am 3 months past my surgery and am doing 3-4 miles a day of 50/50 jogging and fast walking. So far, I have little discomfort in my hip. As for getting the rest of my body back in shape, that is another story. Good luck.

  • #15133

    MtTamAnn
    Member

    Karen: Right after my RTHR, I noticed that my operative leg was longer than my other leg. I was distraught. However, in my first PT session, the Therapist pointed out that my posture was causing the problem. After years of favoring the sore hip, I was torqued over to one side. Working in front of a mirror, I was able to learn to stand correctly after a couple of days. All better!

  • #15134

    CMC C2K
    Member

    What distances did you run the races at 7 months?

  • #15135

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    At 7 months I was racing 5k’s and running up to 10 miles.

  • #15136

    Asbury73
    Member

    I am also a “passionate runner” having begun my running career on the original Kenneth Cooper Aerobics program in the summer of 1968. The late Jim Fixx, author of THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RUNNING, inspired me to “follow in his footsteps” to run the distance around the equator, a goal I set out to accomplish on September 18, 1978, and accomplished on Saturday, December 7, 1996, “Pearl Harbor Day.” From that date in September of 1978 through Friday, 01 April 2016, I have run a total distance of33,296 miles of 53, 583.2528 K.
    On Friday, 15 April 2016. I went to Springfield, Illinois, for an overnight stay. I was to attend our Committee on Annual Conference Sessions Committee the next day at our Conference Center on Springfield’s Toronto Drive. However, that evening while taking a shower, I slipped, fell over the tub onto the hard tile and concrete floor, and broke my right hip. I had total hip replacement surgery at Springfield’s St. John Hospital on Sunday, 17 April 2016.
    I was making good progress in my recover until Monday evening 16 May 2016, when the hip went out of socket. I had to go to the emergency room at Herrin Hospital to have it put back in place again. Then just a couple weeks later it went out again while I was at the Orthopedic Institute of Southern Illinois doing my therapy. I then had to have a HIP REVISION SURGERY at Herrin Hospital on Wednesday, 15 June 2016. As of this time, which is Thursday, 11 August 2016, I am making good progress again, am back in therapy at OISI, and I HOPE TO IN TIME RETURN TO RUNNING. I would appreciate prayers that I can do just that.

  • #15137

    hopeful
    Member

    Hi Tim,
    Just wanted to know what you meant by not fully healed for 18 months. I’m scheduled for THR on January 24, 2017 and trying to figure out when I can expect to be fully healed and as active as this sites readers.

  • #15138

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi Hopeful! To clarify, I had my hip replaced in January of 2012 and I was racing 5ks in July. But I could “Feel” the hip when I stressed it during those early months. It wasn’t until I hit about 16 months that I felt pretty normal after my races. My doc told me that the hip can take up to 3 years to fully heal. I believe it!!

  • #15139

    MattRitz
    Member

    I’m going in to get a thr next week. I have been biking (can’t run anymore). The questions;
    1) how long were you on non-over the counter pain medicine?
    2) how long did you use a cane for

    I don’t like non-over the counter pain medicine, I wasn’t planning on using any crouches or walking helpers. And I am planning on being on my bike (indoor trainer for now) in a week.

    Thanks
    Matt

  • #15140

    Run4Fun
    Participant

    If there ever was a person that benefited the most from this site….. That would be me, and I don’t even have a replacement….., at least not yet. Running is such a passion for me, it is such a big part of my life and who I am.

    This is a big year for me …or rather “US” as my wife Carol, after many years and tear full tries, finally Qualified and was accepted to the Boston Marathon, and in her words, running is the one thing we can do together, This year will be my 3rd Boston marathon. It was during training last month, I had a pain in my left leg that just wouldn’t respond to anything that I tried, and I tried just about every therapy out there. I was really worried if I could even finish Boston without pain and limping, so I scheduled an appointment with my Dr.

    After an x ray, the diagnoses was moderate Arthritis in my left hip and headed for a replacement down the road. ….and then the worst part … “once you have the hip replacement….no running! as you don’t want to have a future revision surgery”. I felt like I had just been diagnosed with a terminal disease. I have never been so mad, sad and discouraged, all at the same time.

    Needless to say, finding your Site Tom, was such a big Relief!…I have combed through it daily, reading many of the Blogs and entries …..confirming to me that yes! there is a running life after hip surgery.

    And Yes! Carol and I will be Running in the Boston Marathon on April 17th …I may not be that fast and may be limping across the Finish line, but I truly will be happy , knowing this is probably not my last marathon …and there is hope.
    Thank you all, who contribute to this site, you are my hero’s and my future hope
    S. Mahoney

    PS. My strategy is to run on this hip as long as I can, I probably won’t do any more marathons (with this hip) after Boston and focus on shorter runs like 10ks as long as I am able

    PSS. While we attend running event’s together, we don’t really run together, we have different paces. With my arthritic hip problem, my new goal, in addition to just finishing, is to breakout and reach Wellesley college well before she does. I don’t want her running right behind me as the Marathon route passes by all those screaming college girls holding the “kiss me” signs

  • #15141

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Steve! I am glad you found us! Yes there is life after hip replacement and you’ll see for yourself. It is probably wise that you avoid the marathon after hip replacement, (although I know many who have continued to run longer distances after hip replacement). For me, I really am enjoying the longer distances of mountain running. It is not like marathans where you are running mostly on hard surfaces. It is mostly trail running with a lot (a lot) of power hiking. Good luck in your Boston run and I hope you are way out in front of your wife so you can enjoy Wellesley College! 🙂

  • #15142

    Run4Fun
    Participant

    Thanks Tom, yes, I love the trails and mountains too .. we live in Oregon

    Wife says, if I can run the Boston Marathon, especially if I reach Wellesley ahead of her, I don’t need a hip replacement…hold off on that surgery!…… Wonder how sympathetic those Wellesley girls will be to a limping runner?
    The Boston Marathon is April 17th I am Bib #18258 and Carol is #24843 you can track us online and see how it all unfolds

  • #15143

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Good luck to the 2 of you! Have fun!

  • #15144

    Dave Whiteside
    Participant

    Good luck Steve, having a hip replacement isn’t that bad and you can still run after that. As Tom says, maybe marathons are pushing it a little but you never know until you try. Yes I’m injured a lot but I love running and I’m always learning and pushing my body to new limits. I hope you both do well in Boston. Dave.

  • #15145

    Run4Fun
    Participant

    Thanks Dave, I always enjoy reading your posts, I get the feeling we are a lot a like, see below

    Back From Boston and we both had a Fantastic experience. We both finished!
    Carol’s and my approach to Marathon running is very different… I run as hard as I can. Nearly collapse on the finish line, and then hobble back to the motel in pain all night and Complain about my time.

    Carol’s philosophy is to not worry about her time. Slap hands with all the kids along the course. Stop to Rescue an injured runner, take lots of photos ( one at every mile, enjoy pop sickles passed out by spectators and have a very enjoyable race. Then she returns to the motel room with a big smile and medal around her neck and says wow! that was so much fun, it couldn’t have been any better! …. Let’s go out for a celebratory beer . I’m in so much pain and so stiff I can hardly move. The party pooper I am stuck here with my roller and trying to stretch out my leg with yoga

  • #15146

    My hip replacement has left me more or less pain free, but not the same. I jog very slowly sometimes 4 miles per day but I am always aware of the prosthetic. I can’t run like I use to no matter how hard I try. Just don’t have the ability to push off like before. I am sad that my running (fast) days are gone. Nothing will bring that joy back. I look at the positive, and try to stay up beat. ..but it’s not the same. I am not free to run and know that joy again.

  • #15147

    marmice
    Member

    Hi Theresa
    I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Have you been able to find anyone to help you figure out what is wrong? I never thought about the implant slowing you down. It makes total sense! It is supposed to be lubricated by your own body, which is supposed rally around the site, create a new capsule with fluid. It seems to me that it is not creating enough fluid to move the joint quickly through its motion. Or, do you think it is lack of strength? That something was never reconstructed/healed properly to return to normal? Maybe a short circuit to lose the firing power of the muscle?

  • #15148

    Valmore
    Member

    I was writing in late 2016 after THR of right hip. I have had both knees replaced 10+ years ago. I began running 4 months post hip surgery & completed a marathon 9 after surgery. Last month I had left hip replaced and hope to do half marathon this summer.
    Do any of you have experience running with all four replaced joints?
    My surgeon is ok with my efforts. Hip prosthetics are metal on metal.
    Thanks for any input.

  • #15149

    John Walsh
    Member

    I had Anterior THR right side 12/20/17. I had to stop running two years prior to surgery. I ran 3 miles + 5 times a week for 40 years plus. I am now 70.
    I was off the walker in 4 days off the cane at 2weeks. However I was unable to walk very far until week 4. I then made myself walk 1 mile every other day but it was extremely painful. I am now at 8 weeks walking 2 miles every
    day but it is still painful. I am seeing improvement in my gate and a return to athleticism. Also whenever I move from a stand still it hurts until I get moving 5 feet or more. It took 8 weeks to be able to put my shoes on normally. My right side was swollen and stiff as a board most of this time. I started gym workouts 2wks after surgery very light weight high reps .
    Doctor said it will take 6 months for the body to grow bone around the prosthesis. I am willing to continue gradual improvement to allow this process. However on June 20th 6 months post op I’m running come hell or high water. I would imagine it will take at least a year running stretching and icing to feel normal.

  • #15150

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    John,
    You will be able to run at 6 months. It sounds like your expectations are realistic. Don’t expect to be fully recovered at 6 months. I didn’t feel like I got there until around 18 months. Patience is the key. Listen to the hip while it is recovering and don’t overdo it. 🙂

  • #15151

    Alex

    Hello my father (52) just had a thr (left) posterior 2 days ago. He is having a lot of pain and cannot take dilaudid because it causes he’s blood pressure to drop to 40/30 (almost fainting). The pain is intense when moving for the pt. Is this normal? Did anyone is have this much pain?

  • #15152

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi Alex,
    The pain from the bad hip is most likely gone, but now it is the pain from the surgery site that your dad is most likely feeling. Yes, I am sure we all felt the pain to some degree. However, even the recovery pain didn’t keep me from doing PT. So if it seems too severe, he should probably go in and get it checked out.

  • #15153

    I’m curious to know how you are feeling now and if you are able to run at all? I had a hip resurfacing done when three years ago when I was only 40 and am still not able to go for extended runs as I experience too much pain in my hip. Please share with me any ideas that you may have for me because I would love to run again but just am not able to do so without pain.

  • #15154

    Plumstead
    Member

    I was on traditional hospital prescribed pain medication for about a week and switched to medical cannabis for about 3 weeks. The Cannabis (legal here in Maine) was my go-to for the pain about a year prior to surgery. I stopped when the pain went about a month post surgery.

  • #15155

    Plumstead
    Member

    I think the cane I used the cane for about 4-6 weeks. I was on a walker for a week.

  • #15156

    DeepSeaGoddess
    Participant

    I just found your site after coming back from the sports med dr with some very sad, discouraging news. I’m 54 and a marathon runner. Have run 6 marathons and 3 50ks. This past August I started having severe hip pain on and off. The x-ray today has confirmed that, to quote the doctor, “my hip is really bad arthritis….on a scale of 1 – 10 mine is probably a 9. Hip replacement is probably recommended sooner than later.” It was devastating to me when he said yeah those were probably my last marathons to run. I left the office in tears. I have an mri scheduled Saturday to confirm I also don’t have a stress fracture in that hip. Then a return visit next week for results and likely a steroid injection. But, the stubborn side of me refuses to believe I won’t run again nor run another marathon again. Therefore, I started searching about running with hip arthritis and hip replacement and came across this site. I’ve just started looking around here but it is definitely giving me hope that yes I will be running again. I’m not sure when I would be getting the hip replacement….it seems inevitable but, just a matter of how soon I should do it and how soon he recommends. I’m a fighter and I never give up on anything……I definitely don’t want to give up running!!

  • #15157

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Renea,

    I was the same way. My doctor recommended against it, but he didn’t stop me. He said that I would become my own experiment. so far so good. I am stubborn too and running is a very big part of who I am. So I started this blog and 1252 members later….here we are. Still alive and kicking. If anything, we are a great experiment for the Hip Replacement manufacturers. All I know, is I am very very happy to be back to running. Welcome to the community.

    Hip Brother Tom.

  • #15158

    DeepSeaGoddess
    Participant

    Thank you so much Brother Tom!!!! This site is so wonderful and encouraging. Running is also part of who I am and has become my very “best friend”. I’m not giving up!!! Thanks so much for the welcome! I love this site and I will share my story as it unfolds because my running story is NOT done yet. I refuse to give up running!! Seeing several different hip doctors in January for opinions/recommendations….

  • #15159

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    That’s the spirit! Good Luck and keep us posted!

  • #15160

    Hippocampus
    Participant

    Hey Diva let’s hear how many hospital laps your up to by now. I’m Hitting the slopes in BigSky Country before losing my real bone Feb 4th. My daily routine has been biking out 11 mi swim 1000 yds bike back. Rowed 6000 m yesterday and paying for it today. I’m hoping for the best and planning for the worst. I have had years of amazing runs, podium finishes and celebrations. My new sport will be recovery. Plan to stretch and exercise hip muscles from now to that day. I asked doc if repairing the torn medial miniscus would be a better plan before THR, but doc said no. I’m putting my trust in the VA on this one.

  • #15161

    BurnleyBull
    Participant

    Great to read this Hip Brother Tom, I am having a Ceramic on Ceramic in April this year and wasn’t sure if it was a good type as people I know have had metal on metal or even Titanium ones. Cannot wait to run again, am 56 and a club runner and the last year has been awful not running, I can take the bone on bone pain but miss the well being running gives you.
    This website has given me lost of hope I will run again

    Ian (Clayton Harrier)

  • #15162

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Great to hear from you Ian! You will run again. 🙂

  • #15163

    TAM
    Participant

    Having a left THR in April as well. Also going to check my right which Doc says is bad. If insurance approves may have that done as well (think he does them about 5-6 weeks apart). I am just tired of being in pain.

  • #15164

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    TAM,

    You are going to be so happy you did it. The pain will be immediately gone. But, it will be replaced by a much less pronounced pain from the surgery site. This only lasts through the recovery period. I was able to start back to running (albeit gingerly) after 3 months. Good Luck.

  • #15165

    Robin L Timm

    I am 16 months post op for a right total hip replacement. I am wanting to go for run and would like to start training. I have a Glide Cycle I purchased and plan to start using it as soon as the weather (Springfield, Illinois) warms up. Snow, ice, and temperatures -10 to 35 degrees makes it unbearable. I have been lifting weights, squats, riding a recumbent bike, arc trainer, walking on the treadmill and attempting to build up my right hip. I still feel like I have lost half of my hip muscles and wonder if they will ever return. I have attempted to run outside and on the treadmill. My hip tires quickly and then I become a hobbling mess. Does anyone have any suggestions for me or should I just continue to do short cycles of running and walking until I feel more comfortable? I am hoping my hip will tire less and I will be able to run longer distances in time. It really sucks to feel like a beginner again.
    Robin

  • #15166

    Hi I’m 5 months out from an Anterior THR of my right hip and not at all pleased with my progress….. I have terrible buildup of scar tissue around my incision … The area around my incision protrudes more so than my left hip… My hip flexor hurts when I fast walk as well as my adductor muscles…To add to the pain the back of my knee starts to pull and get tight… UGH !!! I am icing , going to PT, having massages but nothing works… I would welcome any and all suggestions and would like to hear if anyone else has experienced these same problems ??
    Thanks a lot ….I’ve become very discouraged ….

  • #15167

    Hip Brother Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi Susan,
    Sorry to hear about your discouragement. Every person is different, and unfortunately in your case, it sounds as though you recovery is taking longer than most. However, even at 5 months, you’re still early in the recovery process. I was going to suggest massage, but since you are already doing that, it may be time to go see the doc and make sure everything is ok. I started running at 3 months, but there were days that I had to take time off because the hip wasn’t fully ready. Keep listening to the hip. I know it seems like a struggle, but stay optimistic. I didn’t start feeling fully recovered until around 16 months.

  • #15168

    BurnleyBull
    Participant

    Hi Tom,
    5 days in to my anterior THR ceramic on ceramic did a mile on my crutches today no hip pain just a little healing area pain. I cannot believe the difference after the hop am trying not to over do it but the knowledge I will run again in a few months us just overwhelming. Thanks for this site it is just great reading all the news

  • #15361

    This site is very encouraging for recovering runners. I am three months post op and just completed my first Parkrun in 12 months. I had a prostrate removed in July 2018 and a new hip in April 2019. So it is nice to run again. Ver slowly and steadily, but moving forward nonetheless. Thank you for facilitating these stories.

  • #15362

    This site is very encouraging for recovering runners. I am three months post op and just completed my first Parkrun in 12 months. I had a prostrate removed in July 2018 and a new hip in April 2019. So it is nice to run again. Very slowly and steadily, but moving forward nonetheless. Thank you for facilitating these stories.

  • #15756

    tedbarber
    Participant

    So glad to have found this group. 2 posterior thr in 2016, one of which got infected. Had stage 2 revision last year, with spacer and no hip for almost 4 months. Part 2 of revision done last July (2018). Running short distances comfortably now. Ran about 1.5 miles today at a 9 mpm pace. Felling great.

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