Forums Knee Lack of Ext. rotation in hip?

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    • #70300
      AvatarJames Elwin
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      At the bottom of my squat I have noticed that my left knee (my weaker leg) tends to come forward more than my right knee. Would this be due to a lack of external rotation in my left hip? It feels like my upper quad and hip flexor is running into my torso I wasn’t sure exactly what the culprit would be but I have a feeling it is due to lack of external rotation. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks!

    • #72265
      AvatarAnonymous

      Video taping yourself squatting will help identify exactly what is doing on.
      Seeing it makes a big difference because you see exactly what is happening vs what it feels like.
      One cause could be a lack of external rotation.

    • #72274
      AvatarJames Elwin
      Participant

      Okay I will do that. Now….to find a video camera. Thank you, Kaitlin.

    • #72277
      AvatarAnonymous

      Do you have one on  your phone?
      You can get the coach’s eye app and slow down the video etc.
      It’s great.

    • #72289
      AvatarJames Elwin
      Participant

      I don’t have a smart phone…

    • #72294
      AvatarAnonymous

      You can do it on an Ipad if someone has one that you could borrow if you don’t have one.

    • #72313
      AvatarJames Elwin
      Participant

      I will ask around and see if I can borrow one or maybe my friends can video me squatting at their gym. Seeing what’s going on especially from a posterior point-of-view will be extremely helpful since I know that my left hip wiggles in the bottom position. Almost 9 years later and this femur injury is still causing problems! A trip to the physio may become a necessity.

    • #72316
      AvatarAnonymous

      Yes, it may be a place where you need to consult a physio.
      You are still impacted from the injury because movement patterns were not corrected and are habits now. Finding the cause of why your left hip wiggles will help to treat the cause of what you are experiencing.
      Treat/ remedy the cause and the situation will resolve.

    • #72319
      AvatarJames Elwin
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      I have a feeling my movement patterns aren’t too compromised but my leg lacks the muscular strength to carry out what my brain is telling it to do. Oh well at least I’m still relatively young better late than never.

    • #72321
      AvatarAnonymous

      If your movement patterns are compromised at all then they need attention.
      First step is having correct movement patterns if they are not correct fix them so they are correct.
      You need to address everything that is in your control and take compromised movement patterns off the table.

      If your leg lacks strength are you addressing that?
      How?
      Age doesn’t really come into play. You should have correct movement patterns no matter your age.

    • #72335
      AvatarJames Elwin
      Participant

      It basically comes down to soft tissue restriction but I’m thinking about going to a physio just to see what limitations I have as far as internal rotation, external rotation, extension, which muscles need to be strengthened or are inhibited etc.

      The thing that upsets me is the fact that my orthopedic surgeon couldn’t believe that I was having pain even after my bone was completely healed. Duh! This would be due to the fact that my hip and leg musculature atrophied for 4 months from lack of weight bearing. Even after physical therapy my knee still has trouble during extension when I’m going up or down stairs or general eccentric/concentric movements. The only dilemma is I’m not sure if my insurance will cover an appointment with a physio so the only thing I can do is call….so I have to call.

      Sorry for being long-winded it’s just very frustrating!

    • #72359
      AvatarAnonymous

      Finding a doctor that understands your situation and what you want to accomplish is important.
      May be you need to see a different doctor.
      It may be a situation where it is worth paying to see the right doctor.
      If this person can get to the root of the issue and the situation will improve it may be worth considering.

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