Lower Extremity Pain

Pain Around the Crest of the Hip

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People most often complain of pain just under the crest of the hip. However, they sometimes complain of pain that arcs in front of the hip and into the groin. If they are comfortable doing so, they will complain of …

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Wide Band of Pain Across the Top of the Hips

These people complain of a band of pain across the top of their hips. I ask them to be specific. Is it all the way across? Is it a small strip in the middle? There are several patterns in this area that produce similar pain patterns. They open their fingers a few inches and, using both …

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Stiff Low Back with Pain in the Lower Hip

This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscle involved. If you have a stiff low back, you should compare these posts. Client Description These people complain of stiffness at the base of the spine …

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Fragile Low Back with SI Joint Pain

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people complain of sharp pain in the low back that feels like it will  “go out,” as well as pain in the sacroiliac joint. This pattern is a combination of trigger points in two different muscles that become activate together. On the …

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Pain Along One Side of the Sacrum

These people complain of pain up and down their sacrum on one side. When I ask where it hurts, they straighten their fingers and place their index and thumb along their sacrum, slightly to one side. They complain of pain when bending forward. It may be dull or sharp, depending on how long they have let it …

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Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people complain of painful stiffness on rising from a chair or getting out of the car. The longer that they sit, the stiffer they get. They are often stiff in the morning, when rising from bed, but speak of it …

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Pain in the Achilles Tendon

Client’s Description People primarily complain of pain along the Achilles and arch of the foot while walking over uneven terrain such as trails or loose gravel. This usually starts with pain and instability when raising up into the toes of that foot. This can dramatically impact the performance athletes that have a lot of twisting on a …

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Painful, Unstable Ankle

Client’s Description People often come in complaining that they have twisted their ankle and wonder if it is sprained. They associate it to stepping off a curb where the ball of the foot hits the curb and the outside edge of the foot twists down. Others come in complaining that the ankle feels weak and painful. …

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