I explained in the introductions board that I managed to cure my hip OA that was diagnosed back in 2006. It was all down to complex muscle imbalances. I'm pretty sure others can be helped in the same way but I need to get more evidence and research together in order to get research people to take me seriously. I've worked out a detailed model of what goes wrong. I have 5 people I'm currently working with and it looks like their case is the same as mine.
I want to try and get an idea of how many people have similar symptoms. I wonder if people diagnosed with *HIP* OA would mind doing a couple of simple tests and telling me the results?
Lie flat on your back, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Keeping both shoulders firmly in contact with the floor drop both knees to the floor on your left - allowing your pelvis to rotate and your right hip to come off the floor. Then repeat on the others side. Was one side tighter or more painful than the other? Which side (so knees dropping to right or to left)?
In the same starting position, lift right knee to your shoulder (not using hands - just using the strength of your hip flexors). What happens? Does one knee track out? Is one side more restricted? Do you feel pain anywhere? Tell me what you feel on each side.
Do you have a sense that one leg is longer than the other? Has someone told you that you have a leg length discrepancy? If so, which is the longer leg?
Which is your symptomatic hip?
Thanks in advance for any help!