Hello fellow troopers! Thanks for having me 🙂
Hi! Just found your site after seeing your Walk to World campaign - what a wonderful idea/cause.
I have suffered from right hip pain for about 8 years. Was diagnosed with OA 4 years ago and had a total hip replacement last April at 49 years. Can recommend replacement, total game changer!
Euphoria of new life dampened a couple of months later by discovering that the pain in my left hip wasn’t due to overcompensating on that side for so long but that I now have OA in the left hip.
I have just had 4 weeks of physio where my flexibility has improved but pain still exactly the same (can’t walk up stairs without using bannister, need a stick for walking more than 20 mins) etc. He has signed me off saying I ‘just need to live with the pain’. Er, gee, thanks.
I am a long time user (not ideal) of Naproxen (and Omeprazole)
Podiatrist found my operated on leg is 1cm shorter and now have lift in shoe which helps to keep me more level and less ‘weeble-y’ (if anyone old enough to remember them)
I think what brings me here today is that I saw a video of me walking yesterday - and I was horrified. I thought I was walking normally but I seem to swing my leg out instead of stride, if you know what I mean (it did not look good!)
Similarly, when I walk I feel like I’ve forgotten how to walk properly - as in my ankles and/or shins hurt, like I’m not placing my feet or striding correctly?
So I guess I’m looking for any advice anyone might be able to give (if you’ve managed to reach the end of my waffling)
Thanks for listening 😊
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