Are there any suggestions for helpful exercises or activities to do before surgery to keep in best-running-possible-post-surgery shape?
Everything I have read so far has indicated that if you were a runner before surgery, then it is more likely that you can be a runner after surgery. I have not run for the past two years, mostly because it is difficult for me to kick my legs out far enough to find a comfortable stride. I didn’t even realize this was due to arthritic hips until recently. (I’m only 40 years old, not much pain.) MRIs revealed that I will need both hips replaced, but the doc wants to start with just one. Left THR scheduled for 12/19/17.
ALSO, does anyone have any information about how/why doctors decide to do one hip at a time vs. both at once? I’m disappointed that I can’t have both replaced at once and just get it over with.
Any suggestions appreciated!