Hey guys got a small problem here that I just noticed about 8 months ago, but I am too scared to get it looked at. No, its not some weird rash or strange urin color, it has to do with my left leg and hip. Let me do the best I can in explaining what exactly is going on with the both of them.
First off my left leg is longer than my right leg at least an inch and my hip sometimes feels like its on fire.
To give you guys some idea of where the pain sometimes is, sit down with your left hand under you left glute, that bone that can be felt sometimes is on fire. Around Thanksgiving I woke up and it felt out of place and so I stood up on my left leg planted my left foot and rotated and the hip joint snapped, it sounded and I am not joking when I say this, like a chicken or turkey leg being pulled from its socket.
I think the injury’s origin came from an accident that happened when I was 17 years old over 10 years ago.
Some history that could help you all diagnose the problem. I worked all summer to build up my vertical and to finally do something I desired to do so much and that was dunk a basketball. I wanted to come in and show up at the end of summer baskerball tryouts and blow their minds with the progress I had made.I worked and saved for some strength shoes, got them shortly before the summer and vowed by the end of summer this white boy would get on up above the rim. What I am about to tell you only happens in the movies and to me.
A whole summer filled with stair running lots of spriting and levy running all lead to a goal being achieved.
Now I accomplished just what I set out to do, but something bad happened that afternoon right before summer tryouts for the team were held. It was getting dark and I had been doing some sprints in my strength shoes in my back yard, so as I got done I said one dunk for the road before I head on in for the night. So there I go I take off to the goal jump up SLAM the ball and on the way down I land in a slight dip in the ground. I land all my weight on my left leg, starting with my toes rolled my ankle completely over 90 degrees, tear every ligament and muscle in my foot and ankle.
Wait there is more, the chaos continues to my knee it buckles side ways, and then I felt a huge pull in my hip socket. My parents rush me to the emergency room, I am crying not cause of the pain but because my dreams were over and I knew it. They cut my shoe off cause that is how bad the swelling got on the way. Long story short I think now ten years later this injury has come to bite my in my rear, literally.
My mom and sis swear by chiropractors, and that is their answer, but as for me I’m a little skittish about these guys. I thought about a doctor but I dont want to hear the word SURGERY or worse HIP REPLACMENT. Someone, anyone tell me what this sounds like and where I should go to get this checked.
It does’nt hurt all the time maybe once every 3 months, but still I’m just a weeeeeee bit worried about it. I worry what it will like another 10 years down the road if left unattended. By the way the pain stops when I supplement with flame out,so i can gather some inflamation problems, but the popping never stops.
I would also like someone to tell me if its a good idea to stop focusing on lifting and go start some serious form conditioning. Maybe that would help. I don’t really know what to do. Maybe buying magnificent mobility and work on my posture and other key areas that influence the way I sit or stand.
Just really at a loss for words and answers for once in my life.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.