Ever hear of the medical diagnosis “miserable malalignment?” Neither had I, until a client of mine who’s a physical therapist told me she had once been diagnosed with the condition (I still have trouble believing it’s a real diagnosis because it sounds so mean-spirited).
What is it? Well, it’s when a bunch of things in your leg and into your hip joint are misaligned. Your knee rotates in, your lower leg rotates out, and your arch collapses. But according to the medical community, there is an easy fix! What is it?
According to this website, it’s a screw/bolt looking thing. It looks like this:
Now, yes, it does look like it can be had from Home Depot for 25 cents in the bottom drawer of aisle 17. But what in the world would you do with that screw/bolt looking thing?
You would have it surgically implanted in your ankle! Why? According to curemms.com:
realignment of the foot under the leg (elimination of excessive pronation, or flattening and turning out of the foot) is what is needed. The HyProCure® device is made to address this need.
So think about this. Your hip joint gets out of alignment because of what’s happening at your ankle. And apparently your ankle gets so under the influence of mysterious forces that you need a screw/bolt looking thing to stop it from getting out of line. Does that make sense? At all? Any?
That screw/bolt thing sounds like a quick fix to me (sort of…), but doesn’t it make more sense to be trying to reprogram the muscles of your body to align your bones better? You know with some hard work, a little problem solving, some exercise?
That’s what I think. That’s what my physical therapist client thinks. But we are extremely biased. And neither of us are trained surgeons, so take what we think with a grain of salt.
What do YOU think?