my legs are a medical student’s delight…
im 26 yrs old, but i’ve already had 5 major surgeries on my left femur between 2004-2008.
So in chronological order:
1995 - pain in left hip, Xray reveals Legg-Calve-Perthe’s Disease damage to hip joint. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legg–Calvé–Perthes_syndrome)
Placed on crutches till 1997.
1997 - 2002 - return to active sports despite discomfort in hip.
2002 - pain in hip returns, accompanied by right knee, ankle, and shoulder pain, lower back pain due to prolonged limping due to shorter left leg (2 inches). Mild scoliosis.
early 2004 - Left femur surgically fractured and extended in 3 surgeries. (www.fitbone.com) placed on crutches till late 2005.
2006 - Fitbone implanted surgically removed. Resumes active sports gradually.
2008 - hip pain becomes unbearable. a Depuy ASR implant replaces the damaged natural hip in november 2008. (http://www.surfacehippy.info/asrhip.php)
my question is this… my legs are finally strong enough to withstand full contact sports. but i’ve lost a lot of the natural coordination after spending 4 of the past 13 years on crutches and the past 5 years constantly rehabbing.
are there any pitching drills that someone can introduce me to help my legs relearn natural throwing motions? I’ve been told that when i throw right handed i still look like i’m trying not to hurt my left leg out of a habit. But nobody really knows how to help me unlearn this 13 year old habit.