I am an old fellow that loves to run. I’ve been a recreational runner since my early 20's; however, a broken pelvis/hip 23 years ago gradually became a severe, post-traumatic arthritis of my hip.
My 5K run times got longer and longer – my running stride became a hobble – walking became limping and painful.
I delayed seeking a hip replacement for more than a year. I tried steroid injections, but they didn't help much, and gradually my range of motion became so affected that I could not put on sock or tie a shoe on the right side.