Jungledoc wrote:I think you mean to say "orthotic".
Jungledoc wrote: .... I measure the thickness of the book or books used, and write a prescription for an elevated shoe. This has worked well for some of my patients in the past.
My chiropractor actually has used the same book-standing method (though without the x-rays) on me, I also felt some relief at the time by the pelvis leveling. Then he referred me to a podologist who then let me undergo a couple of tests (testing strength while short leg elevated, gait analysis barefoot) and made these orthotics for me. The left orthotic has elevation for about 6mm and the actual leg difference measured (3 years ago with x-ray) was about 15mm.
I must add to this that although on paper it sounds very professional, I have serious doubt that both the chiropractor and podologist were convinced that this was 100% gonna help me.
Anyway I've been walking 2 months with the orthotics and I think the elevation is too small, so when I removed the right orthotic my pelvic looks level and I again feel instant relief, also while walking it feels much more natural.
You're just creating a frustrating situation for yourself by trying to train this tilt away. Won't work, so give up the frustration, and just train for strength or whatever it is that you'd like to get out of exercise other than a level pelvis.
But by walking with a pelvic imbalance for 4-5 years and training with it for 3 years I've created some imbalances, these will surely need some SMR / Stretching and strengthening right? And probably a different approach for the left and right side?
I would also like to add that my chiropractor said my first orthotics were not good because they were too high. He said that the actual elevation for the orthotic should be lower
than the actual leg discrepancy measured with an x-ray. Would you agree or is this something you have to see on a case by case basis (provided that this is the only thing you're taking care of).
Thanks again by the way for your input, as always it's very much appreciated.