Saturday, July 10, 2010
So I've been having right knee pain on and off over the last two years (I've only been running long distances in the last two years). I finally went to a physical therapist yesterday (why do I always wait so long??!!!) and after poking around and asking me to try a few exercises, she determined that my right hip is significantly weaker than my left. Example: she had me lay on the table and lift my leg to like a 45* angle. She pushed on my legs one at a time, trying to push them down to the table while I was supposed to resist. I could resist her push on my left leg, but my right leg just dropped to the table. She had me try a few other similar tests and my right leg just fell every time. I'm all excited to have a reason now, but also kind of concerned. Why would one hip be so much weaker than my other? Any thoughts? Of course now I'm supposed to do certain exercises every day to strengthen my hip, which I am happy and excited to do. I want to run again without pain!
Posted by rebecca at 11:59 AM