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My atrophied hip.

April 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

For those of you who’ve been with me a while, you might remember this post entitled, “The Hips Don’t Lie”. In that post, Coach Al analyzed my run form right after my knee injury and gave me a complete run down of all the ways I was running poorly. Well, it turns out he was right in more ways than one. The first way was when he observed that my hips weren’t rotating in a run. Yep, that’s right. They DID NOT MOVE.

Turns out, only last week {2.5 years later}, it was discovered that
my hip really doesn’t move. How was THAT diagnosed? A chiropractor could actually see it in an x-ray that my hip is internally rotated and stuck. With this diagnosis, came the lecture, “If you don’t use it, you lose it”. Apparently, with 20 years of athleticism under my belt of not utilizing that hip, I had caused it to get stuck. Out of the last year and four months of doing crossfit my right hip has been a constant problem. And, mainly the symptoms I had were pain in my right lower back along with serious muscular tightness in my butt, that a massage therapist, acupuncturist and bottles of Advil couldn’t fix. Honestly, I never would have gone to a chiropractor nor ever considered it an option until my massage therapist finally said this problem must be a bone! Six months of her working on it couldn’t get it any improvement!

And it was.

I am now seeing a chiropractor, who, also happens to be a 5am crossfitter with me, 3 days a week! Holy moly.

*crossing fingers* my hip hasn’t hurt all week! There is hope for me yet!