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- March 4, 2023 at 5:08 pm #20468Almighty BobParticipant
Hi All I had the misfortune of suffering a hip fracture nearly 18 months ago. I was on high doses of steroids at the time (autoimmune condition) and w
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- March 5, 2023 at 4:01 am #20469OBParticipant
Good luck Bob. I had my right hip replaced two years ago and subsequently ran 2500 miles on it. I started out slowly doing mobility/strength work and easy spins on the bike and building back swimming…I do triathlons along with running events. I built up my walking endurance and at four months started jogging a few steps while out walking to build my confidence. At six months, I started run/ walks increasing the time running to minutes walking one over the next couple of months until I could go one hour before attempting a no walk run.
As I type this I am recovering from my left hip replacement two weeks ago. I plan to follow the same routine and be back to pain free running mid to late summer. I have been walking loops in our house…not the best, but we live in a rural area and with winter the roads are super icy. I am up to 8,000 steps per day. I get my staples out in a couple of days and at that point I will attempt some no tension spinning on our peloton bike, maybe for 15 minutes. I will head back to the pool to ease back into swimming once the wound is healed.
I hope this helps you think out your journey back to running
- March 5, 2023 at 3:58 pm #20470Dave WhitesideParticipant
Bob, sorry to hear about this but happy that it sounds like you’re on the road to a good recovery. I’m hoping that you can return to running ultras again, but whatever just enjoy what life gives you and stay trong. We’re all here supporting you and wishing you the best. Dave.
- March 12, 2023 at 8:08 pm #20494Hip Brother TomKeymaster
Bob! You WILL get back to it. The progress you have made so far is a good indicator that you will get back. Ultras? Maybe not….but also….maybe? 🙂 Stay optimistic!
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