Alignment issue fixed

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  1. Neil_D

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    Finally after nearly 2 years of being injured I have found out what the issue with my knee actually was. The physiotherapy didn't work and it was by chance I came across a muscularskeletal specialist who immediately worked out what the issue was. My hip was out of alignment and the ankles were locked.
    This all caused my knee to rotate outwards to compensate and the knee cap pulled in the wrong direction.
    Talk about finely tuned machines!
    After a simple adjustment things began to feel better. It has been out of alignment ever since I twisted my knee when running over a loose paving stone.
    What I find incredible was how little the physio person knew on how to fix the problem, they tried acupuncture, foot strapping, leg exercises, they all made the problem worse. The alignment specialist said none of what they were doing would have helped.
    I've missed out on another summer of running.
    Hopefully I can now ease back into it once again.

    Neil
     
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    Its interesting how the 'professionals' can sometimes get it so wrong, but it's good that you persevered and found a specialist to help in the end.
    Good luck with the return to running...:barefoot:
     
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    Wow, Neil, that's a shame, really. I hope you tell the physio about this. I'd be so mad.

    Will the alignment specialist (is that like a chiropractor?) continue to make adjustments to you?
     
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    I have seen the muscularskeletal specialist about 3 times. First was for fixing all my misalignments, then back for minor issues. The talus bone in my foot must get out of position. I think it can be a common issue. This is what feels like a trapped nerve across the top of the ankle, you loose all strength in the foot if it happens when you are running. There is a YouTube video showing how to get it back into place again.
    What the specialist does is slightly different, he rotates my foot from side to side to see how much movement I have. If it is locked, he just presses on the leg just below the knee and to the outside, he is pressing on one of the leg bones. this then releases the ankle. It is pretty amazing to see the difference. He charged me just $10 on my last visit.

    Neil
     
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    That sounds affordable, so you shouldn't have to do it yourself.
     

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