Hey guys I am new here and I decied to make an account here when I began to notice these things.
Basically my right hip (side) sticks out more than my left and my right shoulder is lower than my left. please look at the pics and tell me what you think...
I have no idea what it could be, can it be treated and also can it be contributing to my lower right back that has been having problems lately...
12-24-2007, 06:14 AM #1
Uneven shoulders and hips (with pics) please tell me whats happening :(
12-24-2007, 06:50 AM #2
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12-24-2007, 07:23 AM #4
I am going out on a limb here but do you carry something heavy in your left hand often ie briefcase?
I carried my labtop briefcase in my left hand for an entire year and at the end of that year I noticed my left shoulder higher than my right. The cause is that my left trapezius was getting a workout while the right was not and so it became tighter and in doing so pulled my left shoulder higher. My suggestion would be to workout your right trap by itself for a while and see if that helps. Use heavy dumbell shoulder shrugs for this."You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will come out gibberish and will be misquoted and used against you in a court of law."
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12-24-2007, 08:49 AM #5
A functional short leg is what is causing it..i cant really see what is causing it without getting more pics of your legs, hams etc..but most likely you have a tight/shortened hip adductors, iliopsoas and the quadratus lumborum on your one side which would make that leg go up further into your pelvis
It could be a number of other difference things causing it, poor ankle mobility on one side etc.
It could be structural, but usually it isnt.
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12-24-2007, 09:06 AM #6
12-24-2007, 03:14 PM #7
Dude, I'll tell you what your problem is, you're a normal human being!
Being perfectly symmetrical is nonexistant.
They look like totally normal pictures, I see no abnormalities or deformities.
If everyone stands perfectly relaxed and someone takes a picture of them, one shoulder will be higher then the other. I have it, my brother has it, and all the other people who posted in this thread have it.
You don't have scoliosis or anything like that.
Your lower right back pain is probably just from lifting, I get pain like that all the time. You have nothing to be worried about.
Just take some advil and use better form while lifting weights.Liberation through Self-Brutalization!
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12-24-2007, 04:07 PM #8
12-24-2007, 04:55 PM #9
i have the same problem, do you play any sports, for me its because i play baseball, and certain muscled get worked more because of my right handed swing and throw. if you go to a chiro he will most likely give you a heel-insert for your shoe to even you out, and i suggest doing hip- flexor stretches. those combined with the heel insert will most likely relieve you of your pain.
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12-25-2007, 09:40 AM #14
Stretches the muscles I listed earlier will help. Stretches alone can even out your pelvis overtime and it doesnt cost anything and won't hurt to try it by itself. Avoid deadlifts and 2 leg lifts for now. Glute activation exercises will help slightly too..
Quadratus Lumborum Stretches http://perfectpointe.blogspot.com/20...m-stretch.html or http://www.stretchman.com/quadratus_...lfstretch.html there is an assisted version too. short leg side
iliopsoas Stretch http://www.chiroweb.com/archives/10/03/25.html fig 3 Short leg side
hip adductors http://www.lhsc.on.ca/programs/mscli...se/groupa5.htm both
and http://www.kalindra.com/rounds.pdf both legs
A good chiro that is able to treat functional, structural short legs, or dysfunctions in the sacroiliac joint can help you. You will have to do the stretches and exercises as well.
If the chiro tells you that you need to wear a heel lift forever, find someone else unless you know for certain you have bone malformations (this requires xrays all over).
They can help your scoliosis if it is caused by something else too, but the majority of the time it is caused by a functional or structural short leg, which I notice in the picture you have.
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