I have a medical complex history with my left hip. Without going into it I will say that it has been suggested by consultants that I have decreased left hip joint space.
When I stand, and bring my right knee up, it comes up fine. However, if the left comes up it starts to externally rotate, ending up looking something like this girl's (although she is sitting down).http://www.lhup.edu/yingram/jennifer/LE ... trotSP.jpg
This means if I squat, my hip joint locks out very quickly, but my right hip continues to go down, tilting my pelvis and bending my spine.
The same rotation problem happens on a rower or cycle.
I am under a consultant at the moment and did mention this last time i saw him, although he did not say much. I am considering going to a phsyio privately to see what they say. Consultants have said that i have lack of internal rotation.
I think it is most likely the hip joint, in which case, only surgery, i imagine, would fix this. However I do have weaker hip muscles around the left hip so wonder if it could be this.
The thing is it poses a real problem as it means I can't lift things safely very easily as whatever I'm picking up, if im pending both legs simulateously, im stressing my spine.
Any thoughts on what the cause of this could be are welcome. Like I say, I think its the joint.
Although the effeminate nature of my username may suggest otherwise, my gender actually falls into the male category.