Had my right hip “resurfaced” by Dr. Thomas Gross in Columbia SC in August of 2012 with a MoM Biomet device. Cleared to run after 6 months, I gave it a fair try. I started slowly, gradually increased distance, did some interval running, etc.
Each time I’ve tried to extend time/distance I’ve hit a pain barrier at around 2 miles. A dull ache sets in around my operated hip during the run. The pain doesn’t last all that long after the run, but it’s been enough to cause me concern and stop my running.
I stay in shape lots of other ways including cycling, hiking, elliptical, weight training, etc. I’ve had several normal checkups, x-rays, metal ion tests, etc.
I found this site and am looking for input and perhaps some encouragement. Has anyone felt that same type of dull ache with your operated hip when running ? Were you able to push through it ? Did you find any strengthening or stretching exercises helpful to get past it ? Am I just being a wimp ?
Any and all feedback would be appreciated.
RBHR, Gross, Biomet 8/2012