Hi guys. Its Boaz here from ReachHealth and this month were talking about the lower limb. So thats hips, knees, ankles, and feet.
As with everything at ReachHealth, were all about finding the problem, not just the bit that hurts. And so often, the bit that hurts is not the problem.
When were talking about hip, were talking about front of hip, side of hip, and the back of the hip… a lot of people call that hip, its really the SIJ or the glutes. And even the inner thigh which can be a rise up to the groin. When were talking about the knee, again there’s either side can cause pain, above, below, front, and back. All these areas can cause pain for different reasons. And as I’ll demonstrate in a minute its not always the bit that hurts that is the problem. Down again in the ankle, quite commonly people get pain on the outside of the ankle, that can sometimes be a coordination issue rather than just a pulled ligament. So were gonna have to retrain that stuff. And down in the foot theres a few things like plantar fasciitis that often people think is just from the foot. Its not, its often coming from the calf. Then theres even a different form of plantar fasciitis which will go into more detail in one of our later videos. So just as an example with the hip, often people having pain on the outside here which they wanna call bursitis… its called bursitis or tendinopathy the new trendy term for it, a lot of people will be working on the glutes strength and thats wonderful, thats definitely one part of it. But the glutes do not work in isolation. Often we’ll find that people have quite strong glutes already but they’re not being balanced by strong enough adductors. Its about the balance between the outside muscles and the inside muscles. Thats just one example.
We’ll go into more detail over the next few weeks about the specifics of dealing with hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, and foot pain.
Thank you very much.