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DrD, that ball trick is how one ortho doc diagnosed and reset my sacroiliac misalignment when I was 20. He did it with me sitting on the edge of a chair though and I squeezed against his elbow and palm and POW! Shocked me but felt better too. That was a quick diagnosis. I forgot or didn’t realize it could go back out bc it wasn’t until my PT diagnosed right SI dysfunction this summer did I remember that diagnosis 15 years ago. Duh!!!
My current PT resents the out SI joint bt having me lie on my back on the exam table, hold on to table, “out” leg puts knee to chest and then push against him hard. Then he has me flip over and lay on my stomach, bend at knees, he tilts then to “off side” and I have to push back towards center while he provides resistance and holds my right SI/ hip down. This part is hard as hell and the more it’s out the more it hurts. Not major pain, just no strength to push at all.
I have major hip issues too. When I sit and watch tv I sit in recliner to avoid blood pooling (thanks POTS). My legs are NOT straight. They twist and turn from the hip down, femur, shin and all. So, when I sit the most comfortable way is in my recliner with back support behind me (fell down steps a few weeks ago), recliner up, right knee will flop out to 45 degree angle and foot at same angle while femur is only slightly turned, and left knee is at about 30 degree angle but foot and femur are both twisted to outside more (about 45+) degrees. After years of PT with “good” orthos who told me if I just strengthened my legs my knee would track straight I realize they must not have ever looked at my bone structure. The ridiculous bows in my lower legs became very apparent when I got cast for my AFO’s. I should have taken pictures of the casts.
And I agree, no need to compare who has it worse with EDS. That is the best part of finding the herd. You are finally among others who truly understand; the daily struggle, the doctards, idiot family and friends, etc. We get it. Don’t ever apologize.