My name is Modupe from Nigeria, i was diagnosed with hip dysplasia in my left leg when I was about 9/10 years old and treatment commenced since till about 12 years of age. The left leg was quite shorter than the right.
Spent a couple of months in the hospital with skin tractions, a minor surgery, almost had the second one but the doctors changes their mind that i don’t need it. Then after that i used crutches for a while. Did series of session with the physiotherapist following many exercises, dry heat therapy, weight watching, how to walk after the surgery and all and some exercises were recommended. But really, all this really didn’t yield any results because it got worse, i couldn’t walk without support, i couldn’t sit down for long, those periods were one of the most terrible periods of my life but here i am today.
I don’t feel pains anymore unless after a strenuous work or exercise and i just brushed everything in with growing up.. i have a signature walk too though.