Leading with the good leg

My mother is in therapy for a fractured left femur. Her physical therapy asst. has her walking with a walker, but she (my mother)leads with her left leg. Should she be leading with her good leg? I asked her therapist and she said it was OK for my mother to use her left leg, providing she doesn't exert more than 10 percent of her weight. The problem is, two weeks after the cast was removed, her leg is still very swollen and I am concerned that the pounding her leg receives from leading with that bad leg is wrong.

Posted By Anita Senkowski on October 25, 2008 at 08:40:49:

An ideal cushion to help preserve metatarsal phallangeal joint alignment (e.g. bunion deformity and post-operative toe drift).

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