I've been running since 2009, but regularly had injuries. Earlier this year (after an MRI) I was told that an RTA I was in about 30 years ago has been catching up to me. A cartilage in my right knee is damaged and, if I stop running, I'll need a replacement knee in about 10 years, less if I keep running.
So far the knee is painful when going up/down stairs on occasion, especially the day of, or after, a long walk.
So I'm looking for anyone who has had a knee replacement, and has got back to running for their opinions or recommendations? I'm thinking of going for the replacement sooner so I can (hopefully) have a better quality of life. I'm not saying I want to get back to marathons, but being able to run 2-3 short runs a week, hiking and walking and not be in pain would be great.