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dimples

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Dragging my leg :(
« on: January 19, 2012, 05:44:04 PM »
I had my left hip resurfaced in 2008 and know that I will eventually be a bi-lateral hippy.  I'm having some pain in the right hip, but not all the time. Dr. says it looks awful on x-ray.  My problem now is that I drag that leg while I'm walking.  It seems like I'm not picking it up high enough when I make a step.  It drags, I trip (like a clutz), regain my balance and keep walking.  It probably happens 10 times a day.  Anyone else have this problem? I'm going to ask my PT if he thinks it's related to muscle weakness.
Dimples
LBHR 4/30/08
« Last Edit: January 27, 2012, 08:12:21 PM by Pat Walter »

FlbrkMike

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Re: Dragging my leg :(
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 06:16:48 PM »
Hi Dimples,

It could be an ROM issue related to the osteoarthritis.  I noticed for the past few years before I got my two bionic implants that I was having in increasingly hard time stepping over things.  I couldn't pick either foot up very far off the ground, and my stride was getting shorter.  It was definitly an ROM issue for me because I saw a dramatic improvement within a couple months after my surgery.

-Mike
Dr. Ball
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LBHR 2/11/11
RBHR 3/11/11

obxpelican

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Re: Dragging my leg :(
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 09:08:26 PM »
That is not that uncommon, it's related to both strength and ROM.  When you don't use your hip you lose strength and ROM.


BTW, your sig says 2008. 


Chuck


I had my left hip resurfaced in 2011 and know that I will eventually be a bi-lateral hippy.  I'm having some pain in the right hip, but not all the time. Dr. says it looks awful on x-ray.  My problem now is that I drag that leg while I'm walking.  It seems like I'm not picking it up high enough when I make a step.  It drags, I trip (like a clutz), regain my balance and keep walking.  It probably happens 10 times a day.  Anyone else have this problem? I'm going to ask my PT if he thinks it's related to muscle weakness.
Dimples
LBHR 4/30/08
Chuck
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dimples

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Re: Dragging my leg :(
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 09:50:35 PM »
Oops - should have typed 2008 for my resurfacing.

 

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