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Your friend will gradually improve over time and will get back almost normal functioning.
The pain and discomfort will gradually subside.
However, she does need to see an experienced physical therapist to help strengthen the pelvic and leg muscles.
The overall recovery may take 6 months to a year.
I am going to post a link for exercises at home:
Walking i a good exercise.
Hence, she should try to walk further as tolerated.
i will suggest a consultation with the physical therapist to well coordinate her care.