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  1. #46
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    Mar 2014
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    Hi, I am very much in the same boat as you. I will have both hips replaced this summer and running is just a part of me. Did you start jogging yet and if you did, how is your experience so far? Thanks

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  3. #47
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    Apr 2014
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    Hi everyone,
    I am a 54 yo male, scheduled for THR on right hip in June. I note that most of the thread posts are on jogging; I hope it won't be out of context if I asked people's experience in racquet sports after a THR. I am a very active badminton (in winter) and tennis (in summer) player. I continue to play with my hip problems at the present time and looking forward to my first THR. I find that my hip is really sore after the activity and have to put ice on it. My ROM is also very limited and I find myself not being able to play as well as I used to. In most cases, I find myself limping to get a ball - perhaps I should quit and wait for the operation. My question is, has anyone on this forum continued to play tennis/badminton after a THR and their experience. What is the life expectancy of the implant if you're active? Mine will be a ceramic head on high density poly, using the minimally invasive technique. Thanks in advance!

  4. #48
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    May 2013
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    Hi all
    I was an ultra distance trail runner before my hip replacement and a few weeks ago I finally completed the grueling 40 km in Wellington, New Zealand. I finished 7th out of the 12 runners in the 50+ category. No hip pain but I did fall and broke a rib unfortunately which does hurt rather.

    I figured out how to run without stressing my hip after a lot of experimentation, wrote my thoughts down and published a book called "How to run with a Hip Replacement". It's on Amazon for a couple of bucks if you want to check it out.

    All the best with your hips.

  5. #49
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    Apr 2014
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    Alistair, well done with the run! Wish you a speedy recovery with the ribs; you were lucky and did not break or dislocate your hip implant. Can you share some of the main points in your book here on your running tips for us. Would these tips apply to those of us who are into racquet sports such as tennis or badminton. I will buy your book regardless

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair McAlpine View Post
    Hi all
    I was an ultra distance trail runner before my hip replacement and a few weeks ago I finally completed the grueling 40 km in Wellington, New Zealand. I finished 7th out of the 12 runners in the 50+ category. No hip pain but I did fall and broke a rib unfortunately which does hurt rather.

    I figured out how to run without stressing my hip after a lot of experimentation, wrote my thoughts down and published a book called "How to run with a Hip Replacement". It's on Amazon for a couple of bucks if you want to check it out.

    All the best with your hips.

  6. #50
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    Jan 2008
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    It depends on what kind of parts they put in you.
    At my consult I wanted the name and details about what was going in my body. This was two years ago and the primary metal is titanium. The "bearing" in the joint uses ceramic-like material and there is teflon-like cushioning in there too. Progress has been amazing in the last few years and my ortho claims my "hardware" isn't going to wear-out. He said, to run, play tennis, handball, power-lift, whatever.
    I am not doing more than low-intensity 5-mile runs as my long-distance component. 5K is twice-as-frequent and I do a 2-miler that is half fast walk and half timed mile for speed.

  7. #51
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    Dec 2014
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    Thumbs up Training for 2015 Honolulu Marathon

    Hi Gimpy!

    Listen, I had a total hip replacement at 19 from an injury while in the Marines, it was the worst, completely ruined my life forever, or so I thought. I babyed my hip for years, didn't do anything to hurt it, all I could do was walk, I was miserable, then I started lifting light weights on my own and biking a lot, then got the confidence to get back into soccer and yes, it hurt, but not my new hip, the rest of my body that had been compensating. I finally went to the right doctors and sports medicine clinics and they told me that I was too young to stop living and that the hip replacement was to be taken care of, but not to be looked at as this kid in a bubble. They taught me the right way to strengthen the muscles around my hip and how to re-balance my body so that I didn't compensate any more the way I was. I got back into soccer, I started running again and earlier this year I ran a half marathon on my own, my whole body hurt, lol, as expected, but it had nothing to do with my hip, I finished the Spartan Trifecta in one weekend and just this past week I told myself I was going to start training for the 2015 Honolulu Marathon and for the Century Bike Ride.

    I guess what i'm trying to say is take it slow, go at your own pace, give yourself time and be careful, but you can do it, just learn to listen to your body, mind and heart as one!!!

    Hope I helped

  8. #52
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    Oct 2015
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    Hi All..!

    Gimpy I have read this thread and I'm curious to hear how you and the others are doing. I'm similar to you guys just haven't done the surgery yet. I'm 39 years old and am a dedicated runner. I've been running infrequently for the last 10 years ( a 5k once a year, a few miles on every other Saturday in the summer, etc... ) about 3 years ago I joined a running group and built lifelong friendships with my "running buddies" and a stronger affection for running. I can't really express the joy and high I get when I put on a running bib , hear cheers, and cross the finish line. I started having pain in my right hip about 6 months ago and thought it was a typical running injury after taking time off and strengthening exercises, and a few months of decressed running I went to sports doctor and after a few long waits to see specialist I've been diagnosed with AVN in both hips. My left will be a resurfacing treatment and the right will need total replacement I'm told.

    Like most of the people on this thread I'm deeply saddened by threat of not running and being active. I have a family history of Hypertension, diabeties, and a slew of other things. But I've strived to remain an active person and stay off meds , keeping myself in shape. Being active and in shape is really part of who I am. I've done some research and looked at several stories. I know that running is not advised after the treatment in most cases, and that at the age of 40 I will most likely have to have the procedure done over. One doctors opinion is the work out, play baseball or something every once in a while. And that I could snowboard as long as I think I can do it without falling hard. But only to run on the street if I was about to get hit by a bus. His concern was that I couldn't do it but that I should'nt because of premature wear.

    I agree with many on here that as I'm going to have to have them replaced in the future anyway I'd rather live life to the fullest and have to do it 5 years sooner or so. Currently I'm thinking the anterior approach is the best route and I just need to find right doctor.

    While I'm truly hurt I realize and want all of you too as well that things can be much worse. Just last week I lost a friend who was 40 to cancer and he was diagnosed just a few years ago. While most of us on her are upset and have to face challenges we have options our condition does not threaten our lives so be smile. I'm not looking for a help making a decision, after days of crying , sleepless nights I've decided that I would not yield to my condition and fight to be able to life to the fullest. Don't get me wrong I'm not trying to run another marathon or run 20 miles a week. But I want to play with my nephew in the back yard, do a jog with my friends on the weekend, play baseball etc.... and just be active.

    Can anyone tell me any advice on doctors , materials , procedures, and rehabbing ? I'm in the SE Michigan area but have a national insurance plan and I'm willing to travel with the US.

    Thanks in advance for any comments or responses.

  9. #53
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    Mar 2017
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    Hi I also had my left hip replaced in Oct 2014 took 6 months off and slowly started back to a lite jog.I can say my hip feels fantastic no pain at all.I do use a treadmill at the gym but it is not like jogging.I use very good jogging sneakers new balance fresh foam 1080.My hip feels great.

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