Active Woman Returns to the Trail after Hip Replacement

Being an active woman my whole life, I was devastated when I learned at age 51 that I was going to need a new hip. I had been a runner for ten years when I started feeling intense pain in my right hip. I sought treatment by first going to a physical therapist and then a chiropractor, who recommended I get an x-ray and see an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Hall told me I had no space in my joint and that I would eventually need surgery to replace the hip. I got a second opinion and did everything possible to delay surgery, including yoga, glucosamine, turmeric, etc. By Christmas, I could barely walk without limping and I wanted to be able to carry my new granddaughter. I knew it was time to have the surgery. I had outpatient total hip replacement surgery with Dr. Hall and because of his reputation, I felt really good about my decision. Cascade Surgicenter was amazing, I was treated so well and was happy I didn’t have to go to the hospital. I went home the same day of my surgery. Physical therapy was great; I was anxious to become active again and they helped me pace my recovery so I wouldn’t get injured. Now, five months later, I’m running a little bit, hiking, and enjoying my active life again.