Two-thirds of Germans have a crooked pelvis – when you have to see a doctor

100 percent symmetrical a man is hardly. A slight pelvis is tilt harmless and rarely noticeable. The imbalance is pronounced, however, pain is inevitable. Then the orthopedist has to help – and you should be active in order to maintain hip, spine, or knee damage.

If you look closely, you can detect a pelvic obliquity with the naked eye. Then skin wrinkles and dimples, not to sit at the back at the same height or are of different depth. The shoulder drops to one side a little more. Or the kneecaps are not quite parallel.

Such abnormalities can sting but only with stronger pelvic tilt protruding to prepare the Affected then often complaints. Of the country’s 50 million estimated people with crooked hips, this applies to about a third. Most of the others remember anything, because the inclined position is only minimally.

Complaints are not often brought into connection with the pool. Pain in the lumbar spine, in the shoulders, neck, knee, or ankle joints may eventually have other causes. And in the case of head and jaw pain, orthopedic surgeons do not think in part, again immediately to the pool as the origin of the problems.

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Cause of long legs are different

Actually, the misalignment of the pelvis is the result of some other asymmetry. Because the most common cause of a pelvic tilt, long legs are different. The difference is one centimeter or more, tilts each step the pelvis from its normal Position.

In the long run this leads to muscular imbalances, movement limitations and postural. It often comes as a result of the imbalance in the pelvis, even to a lateral curvature of the spine (scoliosis). If then again and again back or joint pain, the most Concerned only when the orthopedic surgeon of your leg length difference.

Orthopedist diagnosed the cause, extent and result of damage to the pelvic tilt stand

The pelvic obliquity of the experienced orthopedist can diagnose with a glance, also for the leg length difference or scoliosis, he needs no devices. More complex is the assessment of consequential damage caused by years of imbalance. This can range from pain and tension – in women more often in the neck area, in men more vertebrae of the lumbar – to osteoarthritis in the hip joint or in the knee.

Accordingly, the physician in therapeutic measures is recommended.

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So you back the pelvis at the uneven legs straight

The physician distinguishes the “real difference in leg length” (one leg is actually grown shorter and shorter) from the “functional” (such as due to shortened muscles or arthritis in the knee and ankle).

  • The difference is not more than a centimeter, are often custom-made Shoe inserts helpful.
  • If there is a difference of up to three centimeters have proven increased Shoe soles.
  • Alternatively, or in the case of a larger difference is only a corrective Operation remains.

The functional difference in leg length which is approximately equal to the long legs had moved only slightly, for example by shortened muscle groups in the thigh or hip area. Then gymnastics or the elimination of the blockages through osteopathy to bring the sick to the length compensation and move the pelvis back straight.

Particularly important is the strengthening of the right muscles is because this will be charged in case of a pelvic obliquity is very one-sided. Regular Aerobics can get the newly built-up muscles in the long term. Two to three times per week Affected should exercise. It is important that the back and the abdominal muscles, because they hold the pelvic ring from both sides.

With regular stretching exercises, that not every Patient can ensure that the pelvic obliquity increased. The Stretching should be done daily. Getty Images/iStockphoto/Shidlovski

3 Exercises that directly target the hip muscles: