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    need input from hip knowledgable people

    I need input especially from anybody who has a hip replacement. I had mine in June and since Oct 15 have put in 900+ miles outside and probably 1/4 of that inside.

    I also have CP so I am trying to seperate the issues.

    A while back I had a couple falls and bruised my hip but all recovered and no new pains
    (Like 2 weeks) then a few days ago I started getting intermittent muscle spasms where my hip muscle would spasm and be weak. Not riding this week has not diminished the symtoms and it des not neccesarily happen under load but when I am statled, like wife coming unexpectedly around corner or I trip and then my body thinks I may fall then I tense so to me it seems nerological and consistent with my fairly mild case of CP, it happend both before and after my surgery but had not been happening for a month or two maybe

    If it persists I will go to the doc

    I know the forum is not a doctor

    I admit that the surgery has greatly reduced my pain and given me a chance to loose wight and enjoy life ( I had been in progressivley worse ain since about eighth grade 1987 so it has been life changing and I admit being afraid to go to the doctor becase he will just xray it ($$$$) and I am still paying for the hip but new year new deductable and also afraid he will say dont ride and frankly in a way if I can't ride I don't care if my hip works or not. I know that statement may be misunderstood and I know I am lucky and many have it worse than I do.

    Any symtoms that came and went with hip replacement? ANyone have any experience with CP and cycling.... hey maybe when I loose 100 more pounds I can switch to having OCP!
    thanks for your input and please dont waste space telling me to go see the Dr, I will.

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    Maybe try sending a PM to Hipcycler.
    If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

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    Well, it seems I'm certainly his man!

    First of all, I couldn't agree with you more. And this is for anyone who has had a surgery that is life-changing out there.....it really does give you your life back. It put me on a bike....I found a sport I can once again enjoy....it helped me again become active....eat better....weigh less....and be in overall better shape than prior to the surgery.

    1. You ask about symptoms that come and go. About the only thing I experience is a feeling of the hip muscles being tired or sore after heavy workouts, but even that is mostly only in the off season when on the trainer.

    2. I know nothing about the CP condition you describe, so I won't pretend to dispense any info there. As you said, maybe the doc is in order if it doesn't go away.

    3. I understand about that X-ray trip you want to avoid. I was supposed to go in for a five-year followup X-ray in November. I blew it off. It's just more medical bills and he'll tell me it looks OK but is wearing out. Sure it is. It's a moving part that now has almost 12,000 miles on it after five seasons of riding. The day will come when it starts to hurt me again because it is loosening up. At some point down the road they'll have to go in and pop in a new sleeve again. So be it. THAT'S why I got the thing...to USE it.

    3. I CAN tell you from experience that the things are pretty tough. I've crashed three times, and two of the three landed me on that hip. Take a look below. Looks nasty, but an X-ray after that one showed all was fine, despite having a ceramic ball in the joint.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wonkemtel
    A while back I had a couple falls and bruised my hip but all recovered and no new pains
    (Like 2 weeks) then a few days ago I started getting intermittent muscle spasms where my hip muscle would spasm and be weak. Not riding this week has not diminished the symtoms and it des not neccesarily happen under load but when I am statled, like wife coming unexpectedly around corner or I trip and then my body thinks I may fall then I tense so to me it seems nerological and consistent with my fairly mild case of CP, it happend both before and after my surgery but had not been happening for a month or two maybe

    If it persists I will go to the doc

    I know the forum is not a doctor

    thanks for your input and please dont waste space telling me to go see the Dr, I will.
    Sorry, mate. But seeing a doctor is the best route to avoid issue that CAN turn very serious for
    you if left unattended.

    P.S. I had both knees replaced so I know what not to do here. Not checking with doctor is right
    on the top of the very short list.

    all the best, mate.

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    I have worked with some CP types but only one of them was a cyclist. He used a upright bike then an upright trike when his condition got worse. At 60 when I worked with him he had had to give up cycling. Get a refferal to a physical therapist who uses cycling as therapy. Randy Ice of the Severe Cardiac Outpatient Rehabilitation (SCOR) outfit was and still may be one. He did good work on my wife after her surgery and might be able to reffer you to the right PT people. THEN have the PT prescribe the right kind of bike/trike/recumbent for you. And set out a training program. Let an insurance company pay for a presecription bike .
    This space open

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    Thanks for all the replys.


    Has not gotten worse or better and still a lot better than preoperative so I will stay off the bike a couple more days but if it's not going to matter either way I will get on the bike. I have been researching a bit more about my CP (previously I didn't much becasue there was nothing I could do about it) and it seems that the spacticity is right in line with the CP, funny nobody told me it gets worse with age!

    more later and thanks

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    Well I've stayed off the bike since Saturday which was a short ride becasue my Front derailer cable snapped. Pretty much the same if anything, I'm more sore nd tired or at least cranky from not riding so hopefully tomorrow I'll get back in the saddle and if you don't mind I might keep ypu updated. Hopefully I can get my form back as I may want to do a 62 miler on the 2nd but I have yet to do an organized ride. We sill see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonkemtel
    ....but I have yet to do an organized ride....
    The disorganized ones are usually more fun.

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    did 30+ miles todayand switched to clipless, feeling great!

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