Hip lameness: causes, associated pathologies and treatments
Lameness is a gait disorder that can have a major impact on a sufferer's daily life. In this article, we take a look at the causes of gait lameness, the pathologies that can induce it and how the Allyane method can help.
Hip lameness: what causes it?
Lameness refers to a difficulty in walking caused by instability in stepping. There are three main causes of lameness:
- an analgesic cause: the pain provokes an evasion of the step;
- muscular insufficiency, often induced by damage to the gluteus medius (Trendelenburg lameness) ;
- unequal length of the lower limbs.
What are the different hip pathologies that can cause a walking limp?
Hip pathologies that can lead to walking lameness are many and varied. They include
- neurological damage (paralysis, hemiplegia following stroke, etc.);
- traumatic injuries (fractures, sprains, etc.);
- surgical sequelae (hip prostheses, ligamentoplasties, etc.), pubalgia...).
What can be the consequences of hip lameness?
Hip lameness has major functional repercussions. It can, for example, reduce a person's walking perimeter and thus their independence. It can also have repercussions on simple activities of daily living, as well as on the social life of the sufferer.
Hip lameness and Allyane method
The Allyane neuromotor reprogramming method effectively works on pelvic stability, in particular by focusing on recruitment of the gluteus medius, a muscle essential for frontal pelvic stability.
Our method also has a lasting effect on the horse's posture. Indeed, in lameness, and more generally in hip pathologies, it is essential to work in 3 areas:
- maximum hip mobility;
- fighting the pain caused by lameness;
- work on pelvic stability.
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The Allyane method can also be used to treat shoulder disorders, including the after-effects of capsulitis, shoulder instability (which can occur following a dislocation or subluxation), as well as disorders related to postoperative effects (amplitude deficit, etc.).
traumatic knee pathologies, such as recurrence of sprains, cruciate ligaments
knee prostheses, patellofemoral syndrome or knee flessum.
The Allyane method can also be used to rehabilitate certain
neurological conditions, in particular those that may arise following a stroke (Parkinson's), multiple sclerosis, incomplete spinal cord injury,
or in the context of spasticity regulation.
Defects in active mobility (flexion/extension), stability (insufficiency of the gluteus medius) or lameness induced by a hip prosthesis can be effectively corrected by the Allyane rehabilitation method.
functional rehabilitation in connection with certain ankle pathologies, in particular: recurrence of sprains, muscular disorders (insufficient lifters), motor inhibitions after immobilisation and post-operative effects.