Four months after surgery and trying to run

It is 4 1/2 months after my total hip replacement surgery and I am starting to run.  It feels strange and I am wondering if I will damage my new hip.  My surgeon says I can run, but I am apprehensive.

5 thoughts on “Four months after surgery and trying to run

  1. I remember when I started running. It felt very weird and definitely not normal. The hip is still healing, so you can expect this for a while. but each day will get better. Be sure to listen to the hip though. When it says it is time to stop running, then stop running. When it says it is time to take a day off, then take a day off. Your running log (if you have one) cannot be based on the number of miles you want to put in, but rather the amount of time the hip is ok with. It won’t always be this way. I felt like I was nearly back to normal at 18 months. Be patient and stay optimistic. Congrats on getting back to running.

  2. I completely concur with the above. I am 2 and a half months post second THR (first was 3 years ago) I started back at 4 months and 18 months later was back pretty much to my pre THR running. Listen to your hip. It will guide you. Looking forward to doing it all again

  3. Dr told me I can start running 3 months post surgery. Today was a beautiful day in Prospect park, today was 3 months and I ran a mile. Yes, it was difficult and felt weird and slow… but i ran. I started cycling at 6 weeks and that has really helped my recovery.

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