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Monday, April 29, 2019

Hip and Shoulder Pain: May be Related

     This little schematic is a good reminder to me of how the body works sometimes. The hips and shoulders tend to work opposite (and affect each other opposite) like when the left shoulder hurts that can cause the right hip to hurt. When you swing the right hand forward (connected to the shoulder) it is the same time as the left hip and leg are going forward. Equal and opposite. This is normal mechanics with one affecting the other. Tightness in the left shoulder can cause tightness and pain to start developing in the right hip and low back. 
     When the symptoms always appear on the same side, say right hip and right shoulder, as a podiatrist I am looking at structural or functional leg length differences. 

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