BETTER WITHOUT ADS? Become a voluntary supporter

Welcome To Fetcheveryone

Our awesome training log doesn't hide its best features behind a paywall. Search thousands of events, get advice, play games, measure routes, and more! Join our friendly community of runners, cyclists, and swimmers.
Click here to get started
Already a Fetchie? Sign in here

After hip surgery

2 watchers
Apr 2017
12:30pm, 10 Apr 2017
First-time poster!!
  • 0
Just ready to return to running after double hip-replacement surgery, wondered if anybody out there has been in the same position and had any tips for me, just started walking & jog/shuffling without any problems, touch wood!
Apr 2017
3:04pm, 10 Apr 2017
248 posts
  • 0
Glad you are doing well post op it sounds like you are doing great
How long ago was your surgery ? I would advise waiting at least six weeks just thinking about letting everything settle down and double check with your consultant they are happy first, do you have a post op check or have you already had it ?
Apr 2017
5:13am, 11 Apr 2017
2 posts
  • 0
Had left one done in Aug 2015 and the right in Aug 2016, I had a check-up a couple of weeks ago and the specialist said I could start doing some form of exercise (including running) but to take it steady!
Apr 2017
11:31am, 11 Apr 2017
14955 posts
  • 0
Ooh hello! Another hippy! I had my left hip replaced at the end of October last year and I started jogging again on Christmas Day. I got the go ahead from my surgeon (also a runner) and I'm now running three times a week, including parkrun on a Saturday. Took about 5 months to feel 'normal' but now hardly notice my hip at all.

I started back with a C25k programme but abandoned it after a few weeks as I seemed to be going OK and found it a bit boring!

I've blogged extensively about my return to running so if you want to er... read all about it.. have a look. You can click on my profile and then blogs and that'll take you to the right place.

I think as long as you don't do too much too soon it's perfectly possible to get back to running. Perhaps not as fast and/or far as before but certainly enough to satisfy!
Lots of luck and fmail me if you have any questions or want to chat more.
Apr 2017
5:04pm, 18 Apr 2017
8146 posts
  • 0
Only just spotted this, ColinNbl.

I had a hip resurfacing done in 2003 and took up running about four months after the op. That was mainly because I hadn't been running since school running and in the 18 months prior to the op I'd been suffering from pain because of joint disintegration. There'd been a 3 cm difference in leg length and I had reduced mobility. I've run loads of races since, including 40 half marathons.

Hope your physio and rehabilitation is going well.

Got something to say?

To contribute to the discussion, you need to either sign in or register as a user.

About This Thread

Maintained by fetcheveryone
Just ready to return to running after double hip-replacement surgery, wondered if anybody out there ...

Related Threads

  • health
  • hips
  • injury

Back To Top