I am 3 1/2 weeks post left anterior THR. My left leg feels longer than my right leg, and I sink slightly to the right when I walk. My partner thought I was over-exaggerating because I was thinking too much about it, but it becomes even more obvious when I try to “speed walk” to avoid thinking about it.
A quick Google search says that this may be normal after surgery, but I am wondering for how long? My doctor assures me (from X-ray, not follow up) that my legs are equal lengths. My first follow up is not until the 3 month mark.
Also, at this stage I still have tightness and discomfort in my hip. I have read so many accounts of people saying, “Yay, the pain is gone!” but that hasn’t been my experience yet. Just checking in with people who are further along than I to see if any of this is to be expected.
Thanks so much!