When To Consider A Hip Replacement
This is for all you orthopods and hip replacement cyclists out there. I am 55, 180 lbs, 6 feet. I ride 25 to 35 miles 4 times a week. I have arthritis of the right hip , about 40-50 % joint is bone on bone. It has progressed to point where I can not walk more than a mile and that even cycling, which used to be pain free, hurts to the extent I have difficulty getting out of the clips. I walk up stairs with moderate to severe pain. My question is should I just keep curtailing activities, fewer and slower rides, or get a replacement now. How long after surgery before being back to work, and back to cycling. Any input welcome.