Hi everyone. I came across this site when trawling through Dr Internet as you do. I just got the news today that I am going to need a total hip replacement in the next couple of years and to say I'm devastated is putting it mildly.
I'm only 50 years old and enjoy a massively active life- running, mountain biking, hillwalking, climbing, adventure racing.... pretty much anything that gets my hear rate up! I've lost over 50% of the cartilage in my right hip in less than 5 years so my prognosis isn't great (for voiding an op that is).
I'm keen to hear how everyone copes on a daily basis as I want to delay replacement for as long as possible. What can I try? I'm not overweight and clearly exercise isn't an issue. The pain is though- some days it's so bad I can barely walk, then others you wouldn't think I had an issue!
Do supplements work? How about CBD oil? Everyone seems to rave about that these days.
Looking forward to spending some time on the site and hopeful of some straightforward advise.