This blog though is to help us that haven't started down that path, and even for some who have, prevent or prolong the surgery. Click on the following link to our Fundamental Movement Therapy(SM) site to see some of the movement therapy's we teach to help with hip joint and low back issues.
Most individuals that come to us with hip problems do so because of a bio-mechanical issue. Almost always this same bio-mechanical problem is the instigator for low back pain. If you or someone you know suffers from hip joint discomfort or incurs low back pain after walking, standing or sitting for a prolong period of time, you or encourage them, to make an appointment for a free consultation to help determine the cause. You can contact our Keri or Amanda, our Client Care Specialist, to set up an appointment (216) 364-0152 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are some of the most common bio-mechanical issues that we see? Probably the most common is the inability of the ankle joint to move properly. In medical terminology the joint is to plantar flex or when the toes point downward and dorsi flexion or when the toes move upward toward the knee. The problem lies in the fact that it is the ankle joint that is supposed to create the movement, not the foot. In many instances the ankle joint is locked and does not move in both directions. This causes a problem as the center of gravity traverses through the ankle joint into the heel and when that center is moved forward a multitude of sins happens.
These imbalances come in many different formats; tight hamstrings, leg cramps, soreness in the knee joints when walking up and down stairs, pain in the hip and leg when getting into or out of a car, difficulty walking any distance and other everyday calamaties.
If the ankle does not flex correctly it forces other joints in the lower extremity to compensate and when this happens the vertebral column needs to become more rigid. Very few people realize that the spine has the largest amount of joints or articulations in the human body. This spine needs to articulate to ensure proper movement throughtout the mechanical body. It is this restriction in movement that contributes to the plethora of other problems. It is also this restriction of movement that forces the hip joint to become more than a point of pivot for lower and upper extremity movement. It forces the head of the Femur to become a focus of dynamics and that places an unusual amount of stress on the cartlidge that lines the joint and this is what eventually wears out and causes the arthritic pain that eventually drives individuals to get their hip replaced.
In our future blogs I will be writing and showing techniques on how to correct and avoid these issues that will help prevent hip pain in your future. If you experience hip or leg pain and would like to talk with one of our experts, give us a call at 216-364-0152 or email at email@example.com. For more information on our Wellness Center go to www.chagrinvalleywellness.com and learn more about our Fundamental Movement Therapy(SM).