For the past several weeks my left hip and right knee have been really buggin' me. The knee pain is nothing new and I expect it occasionally. All the falls from my bike and slides during baseball compounded with my double jointedness, lead to all kinds of aliments with my joints. But the hip pain was baffling. I have never had anything like this before and it felt like it was something serious. I could feel and hear the head of my femur rubbing against the hip socket in an unnatural manner. This was the obvious source of the pain.
Being in the medical field I'm exposed to all kinds of morbidities. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to self diagnosis myself on occasion. Especially when I have any kind of symptom remotely related to some of the ailments I have encountered. I thought for sure that the hip pain was either arthritis, a partial subluxation, or maybe I had a congenital form of hip dysplasia.
It just felt like my hip needed to pop, but I couldn't get it to go no matter how many contorted positions I attempted. I could feel the pressure built up in the joint and it was really driving me crazy. Plus the constant dull aching pain was really affecting my sleep.
So after debating for a couple of weeks on whether or not I should spend some of my Health Savings Account money, I finally got sick of the pain and decided to do something about it. I called my Chiropractor.
I've been seeing Dr. Lori Elliott for several years after a friend recommended her for some back issues I was dealing with at the time. Being in the medical field, I dismissed Chiropracty as legitimate medicine. Sorry Rick. Boy, was I wrong.
On Monday I went into see Dr. Elliott after calling her earlier in the day. I walked in at Five O'clock, told her my symptoms, was quickly adjusted, and was out the door in ten minutes feeling like a new man. My pelvis had shifted down and anteriorly which lead to the hip and knee pain. The pelvis was adjusted as well as my back, neck and finally my right knee was set. Pain gone. The crash a few weeks ago while commuting to work did more damage than I thought.
I think I'll see her after every crash from now on.