From Dr. Jeff Wiliams:
Pelvic torsion means that one side of the hip is more rotated than the other. It can either be rotated forward or backward in relation to each other. There are three separate bones to the hips that are joined together with cartilage. This structure is what allows one’s side to be able to rotate forward or backward.
Symptoms of hip torsion include low back pain that is localized, buttock pain on one side, and oftentimes a “sciatic” pain that radiates down the hip to the back of the knee.
Another tell-tale sign is that there will often be a leg length difference. The side where the pelvis rotates forward is more likely to have the shortened leg
Some of the causes of pelvic torsion are bad posture, a change in gait due to an injury such as an ankle sprain, degenerative changes to the knees or pelvis, or changes in the arch of the foot leading to what’s called asymmetrical pronation.
When patients come in with hip torsion one of the first areas we focus on is actually their feet. Spinal and pelvic manipulations can often help with the discomfort associated with hip torsion but if the source of the problem is due to pronation of the feet, it will be an on-going battle for a much lengthier time.
We provide foot scans for free at our office to assess the arches of the foot. We use this information to provide custom orthotics if necessary, along with manipulations and therapy to help correct the imbalance, and alleviate the discomfort that you may be experiencing.
Creek Stone Integrated Care
3501 Sw 45th Ave