A 53-year-old female asked:
I've had two hip implants, i still wobble a little and sometimes i've fallen, is there any kind of shoes i can buy to prevent falls in that situation?
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Dr. Eric Sigmondanswered
45 years experience
Exercise more import: Feeling unsteady after hip surgery is most likely due to muscle weakness about the hip. Pt is important to strengthen the muscles. More uncommonly the prosthesis could be loose. I would recommend getting x-rays and starting exercises around your hips. In the short term, a cane or walker would steady you and low heeled shoes with velcro straps would help support your feet. You should be eval.
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If there is no structural issue, I would also recommend seeing an OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST as they specialize in helping with this type of problem and are very well trained in devices, shoes, techniques to prevent falls and do focused physical therapy as well.
Nov 16, 2015
Last updated Aug 30, 2016
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