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Old 12-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Wearing Heels after hip replacement

I was really prepared for my second hip replacement BUT I didn't think about the shoes I would be wearing after I went back to work. Or, more accurately I didn't realize that most of my pants are hemmed for a moderate heel (1 inch) and not flats. So, realized that I only have a few pants suitable for fall/winter wear that can be worn with flats. Darn. Wore my 1 inch heels today and as a consequence the tops of my feet are sore tonight. I had this problem pre surgery and doctor told me it was a consequence of gait being off. Am wondering if I will need to get all new shoes eventually. What are your experiences re shoes post surgery?

This weekend, will have to either get a few pairs of pants hemmed to wear with flats or buy a new pair or two so that I have more than two outfits to wear to work!

 
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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Re: Wearing Heels after hip replacement

I have had both hips replaced and I say go with what's comfortable, which probably is no heels. I generally do not wear heels anyway, but I do have a few pairs for weddings which I had to replace...still heels but much lower. I would think that wearing heels everyday would be uncomfortable and maybe not safe...hope this helps!!

 
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Re: Wearing Heels after hip replacement

Well, I used this as an excuse to buy some new outfits and flats. I'm not giving up on moderate heels but just recognizing probably won't be comfortable for a few months. I do think I will be able to wear one inch heels in a few months. Don't really have a desire to wear much higher heels...but will probably replace my higher heeled shoes eventually too. With both hips replaced, I find my gait is much different and shoes are worn into old pattern causing feet to be sore. Boo hoo...a reason/justification to buy new shoes..........I love shoe shopping....

 
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