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Would love to hear of anyone who has returned to running after hip replacement, had mine six months ago missing running like hell, oh come on my fellow runners kick me back out there
I had a metal on metal hip resurfacing three years ago.The surgeon had no problem with me running but told me to wait for a year to let everything bed in and lose some weight.I have since completed two marathons,twenty half marathons and twenty five 10Ks.I sometimes get a bit of discomfort with the longer distances so have cut out the marathons.
Best of luck with your return to running and don,t rush it.
O thank you Jim you an insperation, well done to you, well have got out there again and WOW am re hooked the mind allways was!! bit info for you my hip ceramic on titaniam with large head my surgeon says at least 25 yrs use. We the new breed of bionic runners. Good luck to you. Gosh it must have been hard waiting a year.
The waiting was hard,but no point rushing it and risking more damage.
Hang in there.
You very sensible Jim.
Did short run in the week along Blackpool prom 'O it was heaven' the waves rolling the lovely warm breeze, yes it well worth being patient.
had my hip resurfaced 7 years ago. Started running 10ks three months after operation. My top distance was 12 miles after the op but reduced it to just 10k due to some pain. Up till tree years ago I was running to keep wait down when sudenly the pain started kicking in when I got only a few miles in to my run. I then also got news that the implant was being recalled! So all running stopped. Tests came back from hospital that my implant was ok and no need to take it out. The pain is to do with lower back. Now I have moved to semi retire in Tenerife, Canary Islands and in the last week have tried running again. I did a test 3.3mile run yesturday and it went ok with no pain. So Im going to give it a few days now before another run, make it 4 miles this time. The heat out here helps alot!
I have recently had a hip operation and at some point would like to start running again - it is my passion. I noticed your operation was in 2012. I would be so interested to find out how you went on and would be grateful for any advice you can offer, I have found very little on the web regarding running after a hip operation.
I cycle (it is a good substitute) but never feel the same when I get off my bike as I do after a run.
Running on the prom at Blackpool - that would be heaven.
Still running - and these days quicker than I was pre-op.
But I do make few compromises to my hip and a few things to note.
I didn't expect to be able to run or do much, so everything was a joyous bonus and I let things develop slowly. I had no ambitions, no targets, so I never pushed things beyond what I was ready for. I set out thinking I wouldn't do more than 5k, so when I found 5k comfortable and knew I could go further I did and thought that was wonderful, and slowly it went up from there. I didn't set out expecting to beat PBs - the fact that I have smashed all my old PBs is incredible. But it happened because my recovery was ready. It was over a year before my 5k PB went, but it eventually did. (It's now been beaten by 1:30 - but that's just me being smug.)
I know there are limits.
I have found that it is the 'intense' runs that put most strain - so I train gently more often than I used to (like the books say we should anyway).
It doesn't like too many consecutive days of impact training - so I usually ensure a rest day after 2 days of running.
I know the long runs take their toll - so I have stuck at HM. (Friends have my permission to tell me off for even thinking about longer runs - and to be fair, they have had to invoke that a few times.)
I feel really lucky that I am able to run post-op as much, as comfortably and as well as I do. But I don't take it for granted and balance enjoying and protecting it.
Many thanks for this information and advice Wilde Rover.
I will take on board your advice and act accordingly. It is ten weeks since my operation. I have started my fitness programme on my bike and intend to build this up and possibly start running early 2017. A 5k park run will be my aim.
I have recovered remarkably quickly from the operation. I am sure this is due to good fitness levels - a benefit of 30 years running and the desire to get back to some form of exercise
My consultant has not given me any encouragement to undertake any running. However your experience has given me hope that maybe, I have not reached the end of the road yet!