Sports physios – what's going on?
My right leg has been pretty mashed for years after a couple of serious injuries.
I go through phases of it being pain free and seemingly strong then suddenly back to tons of pain.
I noticed something today though.
If I do a side plank on my right side and try to raise my left leg – nothing, nada.
Other side is fine.
As far as I know that is the only movement that it won’t do. What would that indicate mechanically speaking?Posted 2 months ago
Ah hah! That would make sense I think. I did have extensive surgery on my hip at one point and get a lot of pain from that area.
So I’ve maybe a buggered right glute medeus, which is not providing the stability in my pelvis to allow me to lift my left leg?
Does Wincey Willis post on here footflaps?Posted 2 months ago
I did have extensive surgery on my hip at one point and get a lot of pain from that area.
Right or left hip?
To be fair it sounds like you have done some great investigative work already. Can you lift your left leg when lying on your right side, ie not in a plank?Posted 2 months ago
It’s hard to say what is going on without seeing you in action but it would make sense that if your right hip ABductors are weak then you may be compensating and achieving the plank position on your right side by using the left hip ADductors instead, which would of course inhibit you from raising the left leg without collapsing your plank position.
The hip ADductors are situated in your groin area, so you may notice the difference here as you switch from left to right plank.
The answer then would be to strengthen the right hip ABductors (correctly IDed above as the glut med & min), and yes this may well help reduce the pain in your right leg.Posted 2 months agodexaMember
I think you are Devon based…
I have used these people to sort me out:
1) http://www.themassagetrainingschool.com Based in Exmouth. Anna Maria Mazzieri – She is also a Mountain biker.
A 1-1 with Vida Cleland is the way to go. She is very experienced and will tailor a specific programme for you to follow.
They are helping me recover from a Herniated lumber disc, which left me with no control of my left leg. I am now just back on the bike after 6 months of therapy. Lots of glute and associated core work.
Hope this helps.Posted 2 months ago
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