I am using my hip replacement as an excuse to buy another pair of shoes, always a silver lining.
On a serious note, buying a stable pair of shoes post-op(eration) is actually very important.
Not only am I having my hip replaced, but, my left leg is being lengthened about an inch. I will quite literally be standing taller after the operation. This means my gait (the manner with which I walk) will be completely different to the one I have now. All this adjusting requires a pair of shoes that will help and not hinder.
Support is key. The route of many people’s aches and pains start with your feet. Back pain can stem from rolling feet arches, which off-sets your center of gravity, causing you to stand unusually, putting stresses on different muscle groups in your back that are not intended for that function. Therefore, I intend to buy a very well supporting shoe to prevent additional aches and pains.