Two months after total hip replacement: Why do I limp when I walk, but not when I dance the waltz?

What exercise will remove the limp in my walk?
edit: When I walk backwards I don’t limp, yet when I walk forward I limp.

When you dance, you are supported by your partner. My guess is that you aren’t using a cane when you walk. Use one until you no longer limp when walking unsupported. Otherwise your body will "learn" to limp, that is your muscles will become accustomed to your gimpy way of walking and it will be difficult to retrain them later.
Use that cane.

2 thoughts on “Two months after total hip replacement: Why do I limp when I walk, but not when I dance the waltz?

  1. Do you not have a phys therapist working with you? He or she can guide you through the process. As for walking backwards, it sounds like some muscles are more developed or toned than others. I suggest that you talk to your therapist about this, and if you are not working with one, you should.
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  2. When you dance, you are supported by your partner. My guess is that you aren’t using a cane when you walk. Use one until you no longer limp when walking unsupported. Otherwise your body will "learn" to limp, that is your muscles will become accustomed to your gimpy way of walking and it will be difficult to retrain them later.
    Use that cane.
    References :

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