Hip Support

Lotsofpain Member Posts: 157
edited 20. Nov 2019, 08:32 in Living with arthritis
I had one hip replaced 3 months ago and will go back to my GP for a referral for the other one.

In the means time any tips for supporting my hip particularly walking


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,719
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Well done on getting hip number one sorted :D I hope you get many, happy years out of it.

    As for hip number two - I'm afraid it's a matter of same again. I remember you asking previously about hip supports. I've never used them nor heard of anyone who did.Strong mscles are the best support you can give your hip and the exercises you'll have already been shown will help. I exercise daily just to keep mine in good working order.
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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I would guess walking aids is your best bet so that you take as much strain off your hip as possible. Can you ask your GP for a referral to physio for advice?

    Toni x
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I wouldn't waste your money on the strap supports.. I found using one crutch instead of a stick help till I had my op