For the past year I have been having problems with a pinched nerve in my lower back affecting my left leg. My chiropractor has eliminated the pain but she says the nerve may never completely recover, although it has, and continues to, improve. The result is my left leg and particularly my left ankle are weaker than the right which means I walk kind of funny especially on 5" stilettos
The worst thing that was happening was that my left ankle would not withstand the sideways torque a 5" heel put on my ankle if the surface I was walking on was not absolutely flat. Waking on a lawn is almost impossible. After a lot of practicing, I noticed I was having the most problems with my black leather thigh boots, which are probably a size too large for me, but even 3" block heels are giving me issues. I have always recommended that folks used a cushioned insole in boots. I had an extra thick insole in my thigh boots and, although being very comfortable, gave me a soft surface (unstable) upon which to walk. I took the insole out and it really has helped stabilize my foot a lot!
I really wanted to improve my walking so I got out my video camera and practiced walking. I noticed that when I transferred weight onto my left foot, my leg gave way just a bit, but it was enough to look awkward. To make sure I was seeing an image that would inspire me to walk correctly, I practiced walking in my thigh boots, mini skirt, and log hair which emphasized any roughness in my gate. I think practice transferring my weight to my left foot and leaning to the right just a bit to counteract the leg not accepting the weight will smooth things out a lot. I also figured that while I was at it, I would see if I could walk less like a guy, which means better posture. Essentially I have to learn to walk all over again.
The bottom line is removing the insole and practice.
Any advice will be appreciated.