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#21 Gretchen

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    Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:09 PM

    Hope it goes well!
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      Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:49 PM

      My appointment was brief because they don't do full PT at student health. But, hey it was free & may be all I need.

      Here is what I learned:

      My legs are the same length, but one appears shorter because my hips are out of alignment. From hip to ankle the length is the same, but from belly button to ankle it's different. So a lift in the shoe won't help. I need to correct the alignment.

      the pain in my hip is probably a bursitis (sp?). Like when you aggrivate your shoulder. I need to let it rest & ice it.

      I need to stengthen my hips & losen up my tight IT band (the muscle that runs from the hip to the knee.)

      I have had problems with a tight IT band before. The tops of my knees hurt when i did aerobics. The way my instructor told me to stretch is was wrong & I was actually making it tighter.

      I'm going to work on my core more. I do pilates, but I'm going to start doing some yoga too. I need to lay off the pilates moves that could aggrivate my hip for a while so I'll do more core instead. I'm going to do my exercises for my hip & stretch my IT band often. I'm also going to shift myself to stand up straight when I can think about it. Oh & no more slouching.

      I'm also getting good arch supports for my shoes. My arch looks high, but I feel flat footed & have to wear really comfortable shoes. She said my arch goes away when I stand.

      It was a lot of fun learning so much about myself in a quick appoitment. I now understand why I have certain pain & know some things I can do to prevent it. I'm going back later for my back. It seems like the hip thing is more about my back than legs.

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        Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:53 PM

        Wow Morgan - they seemed to really be able to give youlots of info! Hopefully it will all help you to get things back alligned. Good to hear that it's nothing that seems serious! : )
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        #24 Birdie07

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          Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:03 PM

          Ok I can't stress enough how much good Chiros can do. Probably b/c my DH IS a chiro. If you want more information (for free) of course he can let you know what they can do to help your situation.

          All through my childhood I was so so so sick always constantly. I have seen every kind of doctor there is. I was on so many pills its still causing problems now. Since being with my DH and him adjusting me I haven't been sick once. B/C my spine is misaligned it messes up my nervous system which gives me symptoms of being sick. All the doctors did was give me pills to stop they symptoms. Such as saying I had a cold when I didn't. I love my Chiro!!! I love holistic approaches to medicine. I'd much rather get treated to find the problem then take pills to treat symptoms.

          Now this is no way says never go to a doctor. Sometimes medicine is the right way and you definitely should see a MD. But Chiro's get such a bad rap sometimes and they can help so much!!! I for one LOOOOVE MINE *wink*

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            Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:10 PM

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            Originally Posted by CaliaA07
            Ok I can't stress enough how much good Chiros can do. Probably b/c my DH IS a chiro. If you want more information (for free) of course he can let you know what they can do to help your situation.

            All through my childhood I was so so so sick always constantly. I have seen every kind of doctor there is. I was on so many pills its still causing problems now. Since being with my DH and him adjusting me I haven't been sick once. B/C my spine is misaligned it messes up my nervous system which gives me symptoms of being sick. All the doctors did was give me pills to stop they symptoms. Such as saying I had a cold when I didn't. I love my Chiro!!! I love holistic approaches to medicine. I'd much rather get treated to find the problem then take pills to treat symptoms.

            Now this is no way says never go to a doctor. Sometimes medicine is the right way and you definitely should see a MD. But Chiro's get such a bad rap sometimes and they can help so much!!! I for one LOOOOVE MINE *wink*
            I totally agree with an ostiopathic approach to treating illness. So many problems can be addressed through exercise, nutrition, or just eliminating a bad behaviour. I always try to fix the problem instead of treating it. I wanted to find the cause of my hip pain, not take anti inflamatories to relieve the pain. I also wanted to fix it to keep it from becoming a big problem. I prefer preventative health, not treatments. But, I also know sometimes medicine is necessary. My goal is just to take as little as possible while still maintaining my health.

            I feel pretty confident that these suggestions will help me a lot. The thing she said about my IT band was right on. It's the cause of so much pain. Now I know how to stretch is right. Everytime it hurt, I was making it worse with the wrong stretch.

            If your husband has any advice for me I'd love to hear it. I'll do all my rehab stuff & update y'all on how it's working.

            #26 Birdie07

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              Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:15 PM

              I will totally ask him for you when he gets home tonight. I'll probably just let him read the thread. Good luck!

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                Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:27 PM

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                I will totally ask him for you when he gets home tonight. I'll probably just let him read the thread. Good luck!
                Awesome! Who doesn't like free medical advice?

                #28 jajajaja

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                  Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:08 PM

                  No kidding. Anyone married to a dermatologist? Help me get rid of these dark circles. :)

                  I'm glad you got help! I too felt a lot of my back and neck pain go away just from having the chiro put me back in alignment. You will feel so better!
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                  #29 CarrieRN

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                    Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:41 AM

                    I admit, I did giggle at this thread title! I have one leg shorter. Mostly because of not being aligned. I do have mild scoliosis. Whenever I used to play pool or when I attempt darts (only play well when drinking a lot), I blame any aim issues on my short leg.

                    Also, very random, my friend gave me an Elmo doll that spells his name...E..L..M..O. And then he says, Elmo's glad he has a short name. however, my FI and I had been out drinking and it sounded like, "Elmo's glad he has a short leg! (as in 3rd leg?)" We laughed until we were crying. Like, I said, random! So, "short leg" makes me giggle!
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                      Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:51 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by CarrieRN
                      I admit, I did giggle at this thread title! I have one leg shorter. Mostly because of not being aligned. I do have mild scoliosis. Whenever I used to play pool or when I attempt darts (only play well when drinking a lot), I blame any aim issues on my short leg.

                      Also, very random, my friend gave me an Elmo doll that spells his name...E..L..M..O. And then he says, Elmo's glad he has a short name. however, my FI and I had been out drinking and it sounded like, "Elmo's glad he has a short leg! (as in 3rd leg?)" We laughed until we were crying. Like, I said, random! So, "short leg" makes me giggle!
                      I love that you blame it on your short leg. I think almost everyone has a little case of restless leg syndrome sometimes. I get it if I've stayed up too late or if I sit too long. I didn't know it was a syndrome until I saw a commercial. So I like to blame stuff on my RLS. If mike is pestering me I'll yell, "you are activating my RLS!" So since I've been thinking more about my short leg lately I will tell him not to activate the RLS in my short leg.

                      There is an Elmo that sings twist & shout and he says something like "cut the foot off elmo." It was something an angry employee snuck in. Poor elmo with a short leg & no feet.




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