Short Leg Syndrome

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Short Leg Syndrome

Postby mpaone » Dec 10, 2011 17:18

Hey all,

My right leg is functionally shorter and that side of the pelvis feels rotated. I even have a hard time sitting straight for more than a few minutes. I also have:

(1) a slumped left shoulder (a lot of tightness in the triceps and lats area)
(2) pain in my left knee (the longer leg)
(3) weakness in the right groin
(4) lower back pain
(5) neck pain on my right side
(6) even jaw pain! a soreness on my left jaw
(7) slight scoliosis bending towards the right

I have a lot of the pain profile outlined here: http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/a ... p?id=13671

http://www.massagetoday.com/content/ima ... 1_4888.jpg

I'm rather sure this all resulted from a groin injury I got while training for a side-split about 5 years ago now. I was doing isometric standing side splits, as described in Stretching Scientifically.

After that, everything started tightening up and going awry.

I've seen a chiropractor who was doing A.R.T., 2 other chiropractors, a massage therapist, and a physical therapist.

I've had moderate improvement, but never have completely found balance again. Massage and A.R.T. have helped some of the strength return, but overall the conditions have slowly worsened over time. I have had orthodics for a long time (very flat feet), and recently I've been wearing a heel lift on the short side (about 4mm). The lift has helped with balance and to active some of my muscles more on that side, but my right side feels generally weaker.

I no longer run or do high impact activity. I mostly warm up with elliptical machines and I try to start swimming more. I've also modified a lot of my strength training.

My journey is also ongoing. I'd love to hear anybody having success with this. My problem seemed to originate in some deep groin injury healing improperly over time. Has anybody had a similar experience? Any luck in correcting the leg length imbalance?

Any advice, Mr. Kurz?

Thanks!

Strength,
Michael
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Re: Short Leg Syndrome

Postby Thomas Kurz » Dec 22, 2011 13:55

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Re: Short Leg Syndrome

Postby mpaone » Dec 25, 2011 02:42

Hi Mr. Kurz, thanks for the advice, and I was just realized you had also e-mailed me a while back, so I appreciate that.

I think next I'm going to seek out an MAT practitioner. Any personal recommendations for people in NYC?

Happy holidays,
Michael
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Re: Short Leg Syndrome

Postby Thomas Kurz » Dec 25, 2011 09:19

mpaone wrote:Any personal recommendations for people in NYC?


Don't know anybody in NYC, sorry.
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