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Old 04-11-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
Ann Rabbitt
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Question Need Advice - Hips won't stay in alignment!

I've had trouble with my hips being out of alignment causing some foot issues and other pains. I went to an orthopedic Dr. and he had a Physical Therapist use some chiropractic techniques to put me back in alignment. For the first time it actually felt right and I could do a squat without my right knee collapsing inward. I've been testing my alignment almost daily and after doing Nancy yesterday it is an inch off again.

Does anyone know of a way to get it back in alignment or keep it there? Or is this something that I'm going to have to keep going to a Physical Therapist or Chiropractor once a week or whenever it comes out until my body is able to keep it in alignment on its own? I can see these Dr. visits getting very expensive if I have to go once a week.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! This is driving me crazy because I really want to be able to run and do squats correctly! Thanks so much!-Ann
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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Re: Need Advice - Hips won't stay in alignment!

streeeeetch and use a foam roller. seriously you need to gain flexibility again. its going to go back when your muscles are trained to have it there. work on stretching your body and releasing the fascia tissue
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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Re: Need Advice - Hips won't stay in alignment!

What exactly is out of alignment? SI joint?

And yeah, if you've been out of alignment for months or years, ADJUSTMENTS themselves aren't going to do anything. You need to loosen up the muscles and surrounding tissues, AND then retrain movement patterns.

This is going to take a lot of focused work, and probably more sessions of massage, correct movement, and adjustments to fix.
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:41 PM   #4
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Re: Need Advice - Hips won't stay in alignment!

Thanks so much for the replies! I actually just started foam rolling a week or so ago. I do a lot of stretches but I'm not sure if I'm doing the right ones. I'll ask the PT when I go back.

A follow up question for you guys is when this happens, do I continue to work out (running, and Crossfit, in addition to stretching) for the next few days until I can get in to get re-adjusted again? Or is it better not to?
Again Thanks so much!
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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Re: Need Advice - Hips won't stay in alignment!

I would stay away from the running and such.

Focus on your soft tissue and try to loosen up everything in your upper legs, hips and lumbar area. Find tight muscles and massage them. 30-60 mins per day if possible.
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