Glad to find this site. I’m 51 and have been a recreational runner for 25+ years,it’s the one exercise I really like and there’s no feeling like after a run.
About 3 years ago at 47, i started having pain in groin/hip during runs, but I’d typically finish the run. Early, it was something that was not consistent, so I thought it was something that would go away. Thought it might be lower back, allignment etc. I finally got an MRI which showed no cartlidge in left hip, and recommendation was THR. I stopped running completely about a year ago, and found that although I couldn’t walk without pain, I could do Stairmaster, Elliptical or Stationary bike without pain, or without much pain.
Finally, I decided, the pain was too much and limiting even normal activities. Seemed like there was a cloud, and bad days with the pain were really bad.
I’m now 2.5 weeks in and feeling really good. I walked for 40 minutes yesterday. My goal is to get back to being able to do hard elliptical workouts (HR 120-140,) at 4 weeks. I miss exercise, but I love being pain free. I’d love to run again, even if it’s only 2x a week.
That being said, I’m prone to overdoing it, and I don’t want to make any mistakes early that may hurt any healing and cause a revision in the future.
I like reading that people were actually running pretty early into recovery. Hope to be there soon.