Shoes after THR

Hi everyone, I had my THR anterior right hip last April. I want to start trying to run again but am curious to know whether you all went back to your favorite running shoes after THR or had to find something different as a result (more cushioning etc?). And advice on shoes to try or just how to get back to it would be welcome. So far, I have tried running once on an indoor track one lap at a jog followed by a few walking and back to a jog. It was challenging and not without any pain so I am taking it slow but hoping to get back to at least a few miles a few times a week.

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    • #20808
      VTmama
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      Hi everyone, I had my THR anterior right hip last April. I want to start trying to run again but am curious to know whether you all went back to your
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    • #20810

      I don’t have a good answer for you, as I am not getting my THR until June. Question though – you note some pain while doing some easy running. How would you generally characterize your recovery. As expected? Better or worse? Are you able to do non-running activity? And as someone who is now in the queue, would you say “just get it done” ? 🙂

    • #20817
      OB
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      Try running 2 minutes followed by 2 minutes of walking. Over time build to 5/1 minutes as you feel comfortable. As far as shoes, get a pair you enjoy running in. All shoes these days have great padding so they are all good. I would stay away from the track for awhile and just find a nice trail or road surface.

    • #20818
      Petemeads
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      I took a different approach to most – I learned to take smaller strides and up my cadence, using pretty flat racing shoes with litle padding. I reckoned it was more like walking fast, as opposed to striding out and heel striking. It seemed to work, and no damage was done, but now I am back (7 years on) to using modern racing shoes like Saucony Endorphin or Brooks Hyperion.

    • #20819
      Almighty Bob
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      I experienced a lot of discomfort when I first tried to run. You need to rebuild those muscles, but you will get there with patience and perseverence. As OB said, try shorter bursts of running and keep to a run/walk strategy until you are able to run for longer periods. I also find hills to be really good for getting the glutes back up to scratch. Speed walking up a decent incline will really give them a good workout! As for shoes, I am currently embroiled in a sordid love affair with my ASICS gel nimbus 25s. The cushioning feels oh so nice.

    • #20855
      WedgeC
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      Back to same fave shoes post THR for me!

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