I have gimpy knees. One is a replacement and other probably needs to be.
I have had balance problems because of my knees for months.
But recently, my limp has caused my right hip to hurt.
I don't want a hip replacement--save me God!
So, at Bern's urging, I am using a cane and will until (and 'if') I don't need to.
What works best is to have it in my left hand and support myself when my right leg moves forward.
My hip doesn't hurt when I do that.
Is this 'what is' for me?
I don't like it--but I like it more than pain in my hip.
Alas and alack!
A man with a cane....