- January 4, 2021 at 1:28 pm #19202
- January 7, 2021 at 2:21 am #email@example.comParticipant
Hi! I had both hips done anterior, but i had a dislocation, which had to be repaired by posterior surgery. After the initial 3 months, there was some lack of range of motion and stiffness. Couldn’t go to 90 deg. until at least a month. If you work gradually at increasing your range of motion, it will come back. I’m 8 months post surgery, and my range of motion is pretty close to normal, but it’s still not where it was pre surgery. Like a lot of folks on here, i’m beginning to see that full recovery is a long process. I’m back to working out with weights full bore, and gradually easing back into running a few miles a week. Be patient and good luck!
- January 7, 2021 at 7:19 pm #19220
Thanks, Brent. My 3 months was up today. I tied my shoes, crossed my legs, and drove my car without the booster cushion, but I didn’t push it any further than that. My leg muscles are stiff. I can see that I’ll be working to loosen them up.
You are so right about recovery being a long process. The further I go, the more I see that I have in front of me. I’m glad that your recovery continues to progress.
- January 10, 2021 at 6:58 pm #19234BuzzParticipant
Hi Hoppie. I have a similar story . I broke my hip in April of 2018 in a Segway accident. I had three screws put in my hip. All was well for about a year or so. I was running regularly from 6 months to about one year out. Then the pain came back. PT didn’t work and I was diagnosed with necrosis. About a year ago I got a new hip. My surgeon was/is lukewarm about running. I did a lot of walking for several months and PT and began running in June of 2020. I run about 3 times a week, 3-4 miles. Sometimes more. My surgeon hasn’t really forbid any exercise but hasn’t really promoted any either. I still feel occasional pain in my hip. Sometimes on the inside but usually in the butt area. More of a tightness really. It always feels better after I run or workout. I do some general stretching before and after exercise. Hope that helps.
- January 13, 2021 at 6:10 pm #19251
Thanks, Buzz. Yep, your story is very similar to mine, right down the PT that didn’t work when my hip started hurting again. My surgeon has absolutely forbidden running. I don’t know what I’ll do about that. Right now, I don’t think my leg would tolerate it anyways. I’m glad to hear that you can run some–I’ll be happy if I can run about as much as you do in time.
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