Just diagnosed osteoarthitis left hip need good shoes

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Hello Everyone!

?Good grief!  I am 58 years young and for the last 16 months I have had hip pain, leg pain.. etc... I am now in physical therapy.  Diaganosed with "moderate"  yea right degeneration etc.  I am on my feet all day on cement floors, I need help with good shoes to eleviate the pain in my hip!  Thank you!

 

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    I love Skechers GoWalk 3 trainers - great shock absorbers.  Unfortunately Skechers moved onto GoWalk 4 which I don't think are as good but you can still get GoWalk 3 if you look at Amazon etc.   I prefer the lace up for walking out but I do wear the slip-ons as slippers indoors.   Also Asics Gellyte WALK but I can't seem to find any now.

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    At the podiatrist's recommendation I got a pair of New Balance tennis shoes and an insert for the shoes. You might look for a New Balance store because they will really take good care of you. The clerk's know exactly how to fit you just right and they have a machine you can stand on that will tell them which insert you need.

    Regardless of what shoes you pick, you need inserts to at least cushion your feet on a concrete floor. But an insert that will not only cushion your foot but will also provide support would be preferred. Hindsight is 20/20... You should probably have been wearing a good shoes and insert when you started standing and walking on concrete floors. :-)

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    Hi,

    Can you tell us a little more about how they confirmed the diagnosis? Was it just an xray? How did all your symptoms start? The reason I ask is that degenerative changes are very common in hips, knees and back in people that DO NOT have pain, so using an xray alone to diagnosis hip OA as the "cause" of pain is actually pretty poor.

    Also did they have previous imaging studies to compare your most recent image too? If not, how do they know you have not had those degenerative changes for years?

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      Hello Mehab

      I have been having pain in my hip, leg, butt, all the way down to my foot.  Muscles frozen for over a year.  It is just getting worse.  All the symptoms I have point to OA and it is degenerative, there are spurs cartilage is nill.  I just started physical therapy yesterday to help strengthen the muscles to support the joint.  For a living, I walk most of the day on cement floors  OUCH..... am grateful to start PT.  Have been on a steroid just this past week, this steroid has really calmed down the inflammation.  Thank you for answering

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      Right of the bat your symptoms are not typical for hip OA. Hip OA can cause groin and hip pain but I have never seen it cause pain all the way to the foot. I would have your PT have a really good look at your back. I simple test would be to lay on your stomach and rest propped up on your forearms. If/when I get pain down my leg I do that and the pain comes out of the leg. If it does you have the answer.

      Also as a side note, muscular weakness does NOT cause pain.

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    Hi Marcia679,

    ?I was also diaganosed with degeneration of my right hip. I have spent countless hours with physios and having acupuncture. On a trip to the US a couple of years ago I spent an hour in various hotels doing an hour on the recumbent bike in their gym. At the end of my 6 weeks trip I found my hip had improved but didn't think much more about it and went back to the circuit of physios etc. when I got back to Sydney.  It was only about  a year ago when I was holidaying at a beach in Australia and visiting the gym again every day that I actually noticed a lack of pain in my pelvic area. Since then I have kept up with the exercise bike and find I am no longer needing to visit physios etc. Whether or not the constant exercises have evened  out the muscles in my pelvis I honestly don't know but all I can say is that I am no longer in pain, can get up easily from a chair and don t have to hold on to the railing when walking down the stairs. I am 69 and was told that my future was not looking good and maybe hip replacement was the way to go. All I can say is listen to the doctors but be open to new information especially when it comes to your own health.

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    Hi, I think I may have arthritis in my hip too, but as yet undiagnosed.  I have worn trainers for years, as I gained a bit of weight through not enough exercise due to pain, I now have Plantar fasistis that's the bone that splays out underneath on your foot, due to stress weight gain and inflammation, so I now cant walk as long as I would like to because of the pain,  anyhow the higher the trainer heel you can find will help your hip, ideally about 1 and half inches,  the ones I was using are becoming unavailable to buy. You can for now buy memory foam insoles for supportive work shoes ie trainers with a good heel.  I would ask physio to refer you to Piodiatory at the hospital, as you can pay and have specialist shoes made specifically for your needs, also they will provide you with free insets or insoles for now, but whilst waiting to go, buy some memory foam ones. . 

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