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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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The answer to my long time problem.

I mentioned on here a month or so ago that I was just told I need a right hip replacement. Now that that has sunken in, I've been thinking about the last ten years or so (my surgeon old me that my problem probably started 10 years ago). I started to notice right thigh and buttock pain on my 1500 which I sold in 2012 when I got my 2008 1800. I had thought that the 1500's seat was shot. Then I started doing long distances on the 1800 and noticed the same pain and thought that it was funny. Last fall I realized that the leg was cramping after only 15 or so miles and that I would let my right leg dangle at times (I know, not the smartest thing to do).

Now I realize that all this discomfort was probably due to the hip joint going south. Surgery is May 1st, and I'm hoping to be riding fully again by the middle of June at which time I hope all this riding discomfort is gone! I'm already starting to plan some late summer/fall long tours.

We'll see how it goes!

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Best of luck to you Risky. I hope all goes well and you are back in the saddle real soon. Please let us know how you're doing post-surgery and how quickly you get back to riding. Others of us could be facing the same thing and it would be good to know what to expect.

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I am suffering from pain like you describe but have associated it with sciatica. Pain that shoots down your leg starting at your butt when sitting. Oddly enough I have the problem more driving in my truck and car than on my bike or sitting in a chair. I think it is the bucket type seat that does me in. I get those extremely painful cramps too your describing when I first get on the bike after not being on it for awhile. You have to let your leg dangle or stand up on the pegs real quick to get it to go away. Sounds similar but never thought of a bad hip. Good Luck with your surgery!


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Good luck to you Risky. When all is done, and therapy is over, you will say it was the smartest decision you ever made, and wonder why you waited so long
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Hey Risky , hang in there buddy. I know several guys that have had this procedure and they are back in the saddle. Do the rehab work and then some and you will be rewarded with a pain free ride. Good luck.
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Oh oh now u guys are getting me worried ! Iced been experiencing what seems like very similar leg cramps for quite a few years, all this time thought I was just getting old.

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Oh oh now u guys are getting me worried ! Iced been experiencing what seems like very similar leg cramps for quite a few years, all this time thought I was just getting old.
Martin, better listen to Cycledude. I think he is onto something. I know it sure applies to me.

Good luck with the surgery and do the therapy. It makes a difference.

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My wife has had both hips replaced (and 1 knee). In her case, the hip pain was bad enough that it interfered with her walking, she had to use a cain. Now, no pain, no crutches, no issues. She doesn't ride though.

My point being, if you are experiencing issues and it is only when riding I'd look at something with the riding but if the pain exists when doing other things (waking, sleeping, walking stairs, running, swimming, pretty much any major activity) then I'd suspect that there may be issues with your joints.
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I mentioned on here a month or so ago that I was just told I need a right hip replacement. Now that that has sunken in, I've been thinking about the last ten years or so (my surgeon old me that my problem probably started 10 years ago). I started to notice right thigh and buttock pain on my 1500 which I sold in 2012 when I got my 2008 1800. I had thought that the 1500's seat was shot. Then I started doing long distances on the 1800 and noticed the same pain and thought that it was funny. Last fall I realized that the leg was cramping after only 15 or so miles and that I would let my right leg dangle at times (I know, not the smartest thing to do).



Now I realize that all this discomfort was probably due to the hip joint going south. Surgery is May 1st, and I'm hoping to be riding fully again by the middle of June at which time I hope all this riding discomfort is gone! I'm already starting to plan some late summer/fall long tours.



We'll see how it goes!


It took me 10 weeks to recover enough to ride after my right knee replacement. I'm going to schedule the second knee for October, so I can get some riding in. The right knee prevented me from driving my cage. The left knee keeps my bike rides down to 15 minutes or so. Your thigh and buttock pain resemble my pain. I sure hope it doesn't mean I need a hip replacement, too.

Good luck and a speedy recovery from your surgery!

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Just a "thought" here, I don't know if this will help you or not but I was experiencing the same thing on long'er rides so what I did was to pick up a soft cushion and placed it on top of my stock m/cycle seat................Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa what a relief this idea has been, I can now ride much longer, w/o fataige butt pain, or sore spots.......

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