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Walking with a limp

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  • Posted By: Rolfey
  • July 20, 2012
  • 07:05 PM

Shortly after birth I was diagnosed with a 'clicky hip' - the ball and socket joint was not functioning as it should.

After several bouts of surgery each followed up with physio from aged 6 weeks to 15 years I was then seen for an annual check up and discharged at 18 years old as my consultant was finally happy my condition was rectified.

I have been left with scarring from surgery (not an issue much of the time) and I walk with a limp. There is a difference in length between my legs, but it is minimal and I understand this is quite normal for most people.

Having just moved to a new job and area, I am meeting lots of new people who don't know 'my story' or about my condition. I am constantly being asked if I've hurt myself because I'm limping. I had got so used to how I walk and never really paid much attention to it. However now I am really self conscious and am getting really upset having to constantly explain my story to people. I don't know if I can change the way I walk, or whether I even should. It's just bothering me so much now.

Has anyone had similar experiences?

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