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  • #5581
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    Upon visting a pyhsical therapist recently due to a injury that would’nt seem to go away I learned that I have plevic misalignment. I was told this is going to be difficult to fix and there is no surgey that can be done if all else fails. Does anyone have any expierence or know anything more about this. If this has happened to you or you know some one who has had this problem please respond. I would be greatful for any information you can provide me.

    #87952
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    How is it misaligned? One side higher than the other? Fore or aft?
    A lot of us here have a leg length discrepancy which results in one side being higher and causes problems…a little more info and maybe we can help sort this out…

    #87954
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    The right side was higher than the left resulting in an apparent leg length dicrepancy. The pyhsical therapist I saw did a simple procedure that aligned my pelvis properly, although he said it will probaly slip back to where it was very easly. He gave me two excersises to do throughout the day to help align my pelvis. These excersises involve laying down in the sit up postion putting a belt aroudn my knees keeping my feet together and trying vigoursly to spread my knees and in the same position without the belt squezing a ball(in my case a helmet) between my legs vigoursly. I will see him again on Wed and if all is well my pelvis will still be aligned. If not I gues I’ll keep trying. I really appreciate the concern hope to read back soon. Also he said that I should go one month with my pelvis in proper alignment before I began to do an running, cycling, or vigorous swimming.

    #88090
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    I’ve been reading trifuel for a few years, but never registered to post before. When i read your post I knew I had to write in since I’ve been dealing with something similar for the last 3 years. To make a long story short, I first experienced pain in my hip while training for a marathon in 2005. I trained through it (probably my first mistake) and did the marathon. When I started running again after the marathon the pain got worse and I finally had it checked out. A regular MRI didn’t show anything, but an arthro-MRI showed that I had a torn superior labrum (ie torn cartilage on the edge of the hip socket, and which from my online reading says that torn labrums can often be missed in MRIs and even arthro-MRIs (although I’m no doc)). So I had hip arthroscopy surgery to fix the tear, which they succesfully did. That was the summer of 2006. After following the correct rehab, I was terribly disappointed since I still had hip pain. I gave my hip complete rest for 6 months. That didn’t help.Now I have done physical therapy for the last 5 months. That didn’t seem to help either. I had steroids injected 4 weeks ago, and it may be helping some, but there is still pain. And I had another arthro-MRI done and it came back inconclusive, with it unable to confirm or deny an additional tear in the cartilage.

    Then I saw a different physical therapist 2 weeks ago who said my pelvis is rotated down and forward on the right side. I, too, have been previously told (as far back as the 7th grade) that I have a leg-length discrepency, but according to the PT that I just saw he said that it is only the appearance of a leg length discrepency due to the rotation of the pelvis. So now I plan to do a couse of physical therapy with this fellow to see if it will solve the problem. I was also given the “squeeze the ball between the knees” exercise as well as a belt to wear around my hips to keep them in place. I think it will take multiple visits to the PT, though, to overcome this since I think my hips have probably been rotated this way for at least 12 years. I’m really crossing my fingers that it does the trick since the last option is exploratory hip surgery, and that really doesn’t sound appealing:(

    So, I just wanted to write and say I feel your pain and frustrations. I was a college basketball player who had just taken up running and triathlons when this occured and I was immensely frustrated by it. But now I’ve come to terms with it a bit more and appreciate how my swimming as improved since it’s the only exercise I’ve really been able to do for the last 2 years! And I try to tell myself that the short term fulfillment of competing in a few races now is not worth sacrificing many years of hiking, biking, running and walking when I get older. It sure has been a lesson in patience, though, which I am not particularly prone to!

    okay, so that wasn’t really a short story, but it’s about all i have to contribute to trifuel right now since I don’t have anything to say about training or races or any of the fun stuff. I wish you the best of luck figuring it out and hopefully we’ll both be back on the race course soon enough.

    #88120
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    jgJones, welcome to the logged in side of trifuel…given your comments above, you should fit in just fine. knowing anything about any given topic doesn’t stop any of the rest of us from piping in ;) nice comments…glad you decided to speak up!

    #98614
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    Hi Guys – I am not a tri-athelete but have suffered from exactly the same afflictions for 30 YEARS. It has gone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by doctors, physios and orthopaedic surgeons all this time. I am in NZ and I think they haven’t struck it so much here and certainly dont seem to treat anyone for it.

    When I read your messages they rang absolutely true for me. I have been “clamping” my hips as management for a few years now – sound familiar?

    I will now move down this pelvic misalignment treatment path.

    What has given you the best results?

    #98615
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    Hi Guys – I am not a tri-athelete but have suffered from exactly the same afflictions for 30 YEARS. It has gone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by doctors, physios and orthopaedic surgeons all this time. I am in NZ and I think they haven’t struck it so much here and certainly dont seem to treat anyone for it.

    When I read your messages they rang absolutely true for me. I have been “clamping” my hips as management for a few years now – sound familiar?

    I will now move down this pelvic misalignment treatment path.

    What has given you the best results?

    #98616
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    Roy
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    Hi Guys – I am not a tri-athelete but have suffered from exactly the same afflictions for 30 YEARS. It has gone undiagnosed or misdiagnosed by doctors, physios and orthopaedic surgeons all this time. I am in NZ and I think they haven’t struck it so much here and certainly dont seem to treat anyone for it.

    When I read your messages they rang absolutely true for me. I have been “clamping” my hips as management for a few years now – sound familiar?

    I will now move down this pelvic misalignment treatment path.

    What has given you the best results?

    #102974
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    Misalignment Pain is serious! A realignment of the hip and sacrial area is a good start. Application of pressure and trigger point is done on musculature areas that are stressed. Electrotherapy can be given. Assigned micro exercises at home, encluding posturing practice……..laying down, getting up…setting, standing. How you align your body has to be relearned. Sleeping with a pillow between the knees to keep the hips in a natural position is a must (less stress). With concentrated efforts on the patients part, adding more exercises, and a caring Physical Therapist…….Progress can return life to a dislocated body! Advice…Look into a Physical therapist that specializes in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction….one that works with alignment issues of the pelvic region.

    #104949
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    find a good chiropractor – perhaps one that works with athletes – and one who is not afaid to adjust extremeties, arms, legs, hips.

    #105044
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    Raygir
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    +1 on the GOOD Chiro, make sure the Doc works with or is a runner/ triathlete,, worked wonders for my leg length issues,, my old chiro treated the symptoms and not the cause, now I run with 8mm insert in my right shoe and orthotics and have had no pain ( mine was knee pain) after working with a Chiro that actually owns a running store and does Ultramarathons,, taking the wife there tonight as she has chronic lower back pain after running,

    #108063
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    Hi All.

    Thanks for the info. Since I last posted I have been trialling my own variation of “pelvic re-alignment excercises” and they have been VERY SUCCESSFUL. To the point of being much more successful THAN ANYTHING I HAVE TRIED FOR 26 YEARS.

    THANKS HEAPS.

    I have not needed to go to any practitioners etc. and the results (although not perfect) have restored me to sanity and a functionality of 9 out of 10.

    I am now totally convinced that my troubles stem from pelvic misalignment and pelvic floor weakness and I can now handle things much better and with minimal pain and discomfort.

    THANKS AGAIN

    #108395
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    Like most people I also had a leg length discrepancy and did not realize that this is an important thing to take care of because it is a sign of a twisted and mislaigned pelvis. Since then I learned a lot and now I am able to take care of myself and to correct any misalignment with a little self discipline and a few self therapy exercises.
    I use a Method called the Dorn Method and it took about two month of daily exercises (self therapy) for a few minutes to make the change. Although I felt and saw the result very fast (after a few days) I made the mistake to stop the exercises too early because I did not have any problems anymore. Now I understand that my body needs more time to gradually adjust to new situations and even I am not motivated by pain to do something I promised myself to make this self therapy a daily and happy routine. Now different long legs and my back pains are a thing from the past.

    #114145
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    hello, I had a recent adjustment that aggrevated my pelvic alignment such tha the pelvis is now forward and down on the right side. I have sharp knee pain and planters faciitis on the right since the alignment and the right hip is often sore. I was wondering if anyone could provide more details on the hip alignment exercises (belt around the knee?? squeezing a ball between the knees?), and also whether the pelvic needs correct alignment by a professional BEFORE beginning these exercises. Also, how would one wear a belt around the hip to stabilize the pelvis? Any kind of belt? Thanks! I’m hoping to regain my strength and soundness on the right side such that I can resume plans for long-distance hiking.

    #114375
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    hammerin hop
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    It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on here (did my first tri this past weekend!) But I wanted to comment on pelvic alignment. Last summer I developed a sports hernia and microtears in several muscles in my groin, lower abs, and pelvic floor. While it wasn’t directly a result of unaligned hips, the doctor mentioned this could have been a cause. I completed 16 weeks of PT, and STILL do PT exercises as often as I can, and it seems to have gotten better. The most important things that I have realized as a result is balanced core strength is a must. Yoga works wonders for this, and may laso help with alignment.

    Not sure there was any substance to my response, but know you’re not alone!

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