My hip is really playing up and as after talking to several people about hip replacement surgery I have decided that it's not for me.
But, its is very painful sometimes.
I can take pain killers but really they only take the edge off of the pain and I am not in favour of taking pills long term unless necessary.
I took a look on youtube and found some advice from a couple of physiotherapists who advocate using a walking stick as a good option for taking the strain off of the hip.
So, not one for doing things by halves and thinking that if I have to use a stick I'll have something a bit swish.
Here is my chosen helper.
A cheetah patterned fold up one.
Useful for all kinds of things, like pointing things out, to giving an unruly husband a few taps to get him in order, lol
I didn't think it would come to this and really it's only been pride that has stopped me from getting one before, but if it helps me to walk upright and takes the strain it's worth it.