Been doing the light weight tip toe calf raises quite a bit. One thing I noticed - I got back from a 4 mile run yesterday, and have built up a callous and quite a bit of soreness on the ball of my left foot (the side at issue) roughly an inch or less back from my 3rd & 4th smallest toes (lol, you like the anatomical vocabulary here . I assume this has to do w/ some overpronation, but probably also some form of medial rotation somewhere?
All I notice is that my hip doesn't have any explosiveness on the left side. IE - playing basketball, when I go in for a left handed layup to jump off my right foot, WHEN I PLANT THE LEFT FOOT prior to shifting to the right foot for takeoff, I feel like I can't "bend" much to load up for an explosive transfer. Wow, that probably made no sense. Anyways, this problem has been bothering me for about a year and a half now. I'm not sure if its left hip, low back somewhere (QL?), TFL/ITB, glute med?
Nutshell - If I get out the jump rope, I can't spring much at all when I'm doing a left foot single leg hop. If I were doing a seated calf raise, I have spring and bounce there w/ the calf, so I'm putting the issue above the knee.
I also notice single leg knee extensions are painful w/ the left only.
I think I mentioned this in another thread and never heard from anyone, but I failed the rat s* out of the Ober Test on the left side a few months back while going to PT. I have foam rolled ITB, glute, and done doble knees to chest to stretch low back, to no avail, also marriage proposal stretch for tight flexors. I notice my hip snaps when I extend and externally rotate... that doesn't hurt, but is a potential symptom?