I'm seeing a Sports Chiropractor who seems to know his stuff, treats a lot of local athletes and is an all around cool guy.
Seems I have sacroiliac joint dysfunction caused likely by my Mortons Toe:
I have 15-20 degree less range of motion in my left hamstring as opposed to right.
Based upon watching a bunch of vids on SI Joint Dysfunction- it seems like exactly what I have: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8_ShyF3_14Here is a cool collection of 17 vids about the SI issue and exercises to help with it. The vid that starts below is pretty much what he is doing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO4je...688610B7360E9CI have started to get sports massages in addition to adjustments and stretches I am doing daily.
ONCE again, I will have to start my fitness all over. However, this time should be different because I know what has been plaguing me most of my life. My SI Joint initially got hung up when I was 18. At various times, it's gone from mild discomfort to something I had to baby. 3 weeks ago the SI joint had a hissy again. I was disabled. Called out of work...very rare for me.
Oddly, running didn't bother the SI Joint too much, unless I did too much fast (sprint) running. Getting back into weight lifting in addition to running flared the issue up. In a way I am glad because now I know what is going on and I can work on fixing it.
I am searching through threads now, but anyone here have this issue? How long did it take before you felt better? I'd like to do a HM 4mos from now. Wondering if it's possible? Other links:http://www.medicinenet.com/sacroilia...pain/page3.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacroil...nt_dysfunction
Ugh, sorry about that. Hopefully, now that you're doing the stretches, it will keep the issues at bay or make them better. Good luck!
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Sorry to hear Are you in physical therapy in addition to the massage and adjustments? A good sports PT may be able to tailor more stretches and exercises specifically to you, and may have some other methods to help.
Clicking the link to Morton's Toe, I never realized that had a name and was something that could cause any musculoskeletal issues!! I always knew a percentage of people had the second toe longer than the big toe but had no idea any type of issues could be associated. Growing up, in like middle school/early high school, the rumor was if the second toe was longer than the first that meant one had excellent bedroom skills. Lol! So....at least there's that?!?!
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I have Morton's Toe and didnt even know it. I do have scoliosis and SI joint pain but never knew they were associated. I get massage, chiropractic adjustments, and Graston for the aches and pains it all causes. The good news is you can definitely do a half in four months. I'm running my first hundred in 18 days and never even knew there was a reason not to.
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My second toe is slightly longer than my big toe. I didn't know it was a thing. You learn something every day.
I hope you get things figured out and take care of any issues you are having. I know how tough it can be to start over again.
Interesting? My 2nd toe is longer too and have been plagued with injury, not SI stuff though (knock wood) I excessively pronate and my ankles rotate inward (varus ankles) which it mentioned in that article. Hmmm. I should prob find a chiro or PT too.
Kristin, since I have mortons toe, I can indeed verify the rumor is true
Thanks for the replies. Just because the 2nd toe is longer doesn't necessarily mean you have Morton's 100%. It's probable, just not a 100% diagnosis.
Check this link:
In my case anyway, I have a pretty big difference in strength/muscle mass from my left (weaker with more Morton's) then the right:
And my feet:
I just started seeing the Sports Chiro and got my first massage Friday. SI joint Dysfunction seems fairly common. But my root cause is a functional imbalance between legs. Hip/pelvis not sitting properly.
If I'm not satisfied with my current treatments I'll see a PT.
This all makes a lot of sense with what I have experienced. I have SI problems that I blamed on scoliosis. Maybe that is due to the toe thing? I also am weaker on the left side and always end up with pain on the left side only: left knee, left hip, left SI joint, etc. I also dislocated a bone in my foot during my last ultra which I'm sure was due to a weird foot motion. Guess I will bring this up at my next appointment. Thanks for all the links!
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This is very, very interesting. I also have Morton's Toe and didn't realize it was anything. I have a ton of issues with my feet (they are flat and I have had so many ankle injuries from as young as 8 years old), and I have SI issues. If I run a lot, my glute muscles will get tight and pull on the SI joint and it will lock up. It's very painful and aches my whole hip. I get massages fairly regularly but have never seen a chiropractor. It usually remedies itself after a few days but I am very tight in the SI region all the time. I have an old injury there from when I was a kid and was wrestling with my cousin. I also thought it was from that.
I've been dealing with SI pain for the last 2.5 years- it onset during pregnancy and hasn't totally gone away. I can get it under control with ART/Chiropractic treatments, but it keeps coming back and I'm not cured. I also have reduced range of motion in my hips- when I first went to the chiro my right hip had about 10% mobility. I don't have a morton's toe so I think mine was caused by running during pregnancy and it has just been inflamed ever since.
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