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Is running good for someone that just had a hip replacement?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Running is not a good idea.
Artificial joints wear like the tires on a car. More miles means more wear. Walking is good and trek poles will add 40% to the exercise. Swimming, dancing, golfing, light weight lifting, and cycling are also good. Avoid activities that involve impact stress on joints such as jumping, jogging, running, raquetball, and tennis, as well as contact sports like football.

In brief: No

Running is not a good idea.
Artificial joints wear like the tires on a car. More miles means more wear. Walking is good and trek poles will add 40% to the exercise. Swimming, dancing, golfing, light weight lifting, and cycling are also good. Avoid activities that involve impact stress on joints such as jumping, jogging, running, raquetball, and tennis, as well as contact sports like football.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: No

It's generally not recommended although some patients are able to.

In brief: No

It's generally not recommended although some patients are able to.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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