Things tend to occur in threes. This includes congenital abnormalities. Take a look this gentleman who came in to see us with lower back pain.
Highlights with pictures below:
bilateral femoral retrotorsion
bilateral internal tibial torsion
forefoot (metatarsus) adductus
So why LBP? Our theory is the lack of internal rotation of the lower extremities forces that motion to occur somewhere; the next mobile area just north is the lumbar spine, where there is limited rotation available, usually about 5 degrees.
Dr Ivo Waerlop, one of The Gait Guys.
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