After hip replacement you can expect nearly complete relief of pain. While an artificial hip is not a normal hip, you can expect to resume most activities of daily living with comfort and ease. Studies have confirmed that approximately 95% of all hip replacements can expect a very good result. Unlimited walking tolerance without pain is usually the case. Recreational activities such as bicycling, swimming and golf are likely to be possible. More strenuous sports such as jogging, tennis and skiing could damage the artificial hip and are not recommended. Many patients notice a significant improvement in their over-all energy level when the strain of constant pain is eliminated. Less dependence on others is another frequent benefit noted after total hip replacement.