Dr. Marc here, I just wanted to tell you about a patient I had this week who was 6'8" and an avid basketball player. He was visiting family from out of town, but came in because he spent Easter laying on the floor with excruciating back pain. He presented to my office holding his wife's shoulders as he attempted to ambulate safely, and he was completely shifted off to the side. This typically signifies a disc problem. As I further assessed his low back and dug a little deeper, I found out he had very limited hip mobility. Normally when in a seated position and we rotate our foot out, we should get about 45 degrees of rotation each way. Well, the gentleman had limited internal rotation on the one leg, and very limited external on the opposing leg. So, he also said that he always crosses one leg over. He's only really able to get the one leg over to cross, but the other leg, he can't do. This is another sign that there's a hip mobility problem. [...]
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