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Shoes, lovely shoes

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Apricot, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Apricot

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    I've read in the post hip section the need to have some unworn shoes to re-educate your gait and not return to the old limp. Does this mean all your old shoes have to be said goodbye to? What's best?

    I mourning my shoes already but I can see the logic.
     
  2. Eman85

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    I guess it all depends on how your shoes are wearing, I'd never heard this before. I don't have many shoes but I'm wearing my sneakers from pre surgery with no problem.
     
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    Ive heard this about knees too, and I know some of my shoes have worn more in certain areas. Thanks for the post. I'm gonna have a look at my shoes.

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    Shoes that you wore regularly pre-op will cause all kinds of aches and pains post op due to their old wearing pattern. But if you are like most people you will also have dress shoes or shoes that you wear for a short time. I didn't ditch this category but did buy new everyday shoes.
     
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    Or take favorite old shoes to a cobbler and have new soles put on.
     
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    I did that once, for a pair of leather boots. Dont think it happens much in the US, but it sure made my boots look good :)

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    Thanks all. Looks like some regular favourites will have to go then.
     
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    Yes! It is definitely true says she who has had both TKR and soon to have THR! I had to discard many favorites that were well worn! :boohoo: Beleive me, it is a small price to pay!
     
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    After my first THR, I was dancing down recovery lane having a grand old time, with nary a hitch. Walking without a limp, ditching the cane, increasing my distances in small but steady increments. At 6 weeks or so, I was a poster child for a great and easy recovery. But as I increased the frequency and distance of walks, I began having shin splints...most disturbing. I think it was Jaycey who, at the time, suggested it could be a shoe problem. I promptly bought a new pair of my beloved Keens, and that was the end of the shin splints. It's a very good problem to have, when a new pair of shoes is all it takes to fix it. :)

    Sharon
     
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    I'm a bit of a shoe junkie and have not found that I had to discard any shoes that were not already toward the end of their useful life. I work from home and usually wear athletic shoes as everyday shoes and also work out a lot, so I tend to go through them pretty quickly anyway. I'm looking forward to getting out some of my favorite sandals for summer. I hadn't worn them much the last couple of years while my hip was bugging me.
     

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