- Oct 1, 2019
I'm far from an expert, but I have extreme flat feet and they were wondering at the PT why I over pronate (walk on the inside of my foot.) Once I told them I had flat feet they stopped talking about it. If that is a problem for you they should be able to get you in an orthotic(shoe insert) that helps prevent the issue. If they can't help, you could try an appointment with a podiatrist and explain your situation, and see what they think.So I still have a weird limp and it’s bugging the heck out of me. I had my 6 week follow up today and voiced my concerns and my surgeon thinks it’s still muscle weakness on my left side. It’s been over a year since my original injury and when I started walking funny and unable to put much weight on it. So, working on strengthening it. The big problem is I’m not super in love with my pt office, he insists on me trying to walk on the outside of my foot, claiming I will wear out my replacement if I don’t.
I still have a weird limp and it’s bugging the heck out of me.
Since you still have a limp, you definitely should not be giving up the cane yet. Keep using it until you don't limp. It's just a tool and there are no prizes for giving up the cane early. There could be consequences if you give it up too soon.The big problem is I’m not super in love with my pt office, he insists on me trying to walk on the outside of my foot, claiming I will wear out my replacement if I don’t. Asked my surgeon about this and he looked at me like I was nuts. So, what do I do? Find a new pt? Go it alone? I’m very concerned I won’t ever get rid of this limp or be able to get rid of my cane. Apparently I was so knock kneed prior to surgery that I am still a little bit and that’s what the PT is so obsessed about. I’d like to keep going but I’m annoyed at my lack of progress. *sigh*
Don't worry about that . It's far too soon to be trying to go up steps normally. Doing stairs foot-over- foot often takes about 4 months to achieve - so 6 weeks is very ambitious.My knee feels stable now, it just feels way weaker than my other knee. Like I can't go up a step with it quite yet, well not a full sized step, I can go up a 4" step, but any larger and I balk at it.