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3-D gait analyses:
The biggest issue was found in my hip:
1) My left leg has an excessive pelvic drop (trendelenburgs sign):
-which means my right glute medius (the side with my knee pain) isnt being activated to prevent the pelvic drop on the left leg (meaning that during my right legs stance phase of gait my left pelvis is dropping because glutes arent firing properly)
-funny enough its only my left leg with the excessive pelvic drop, my right leg actually has a reduced pelvic drop, meaning that the glutes are firing enough on my left leg during its stance phase of gait which prevents my right leg from dropping.
-But the experienced and highly regarded pedorthist said this is also adding to the asymmetry because the right side has reduced pelvic drop while the left side has excessive pelvic drop