Potential glute imbalance
I have been having issues with the right side of my body for several months – buttock pain, feeling of muscle tightness, feeling like I limp when I am walking, and general discomfort on my right side.There is no pain in the leg but there is a weird feeling. I have difficulty describing the sensation. Sometimes it feels like tingling.
Some days I feel fine, other days it bothers me a lot. The last few days have been worse I believe due to participating in a sport I had never tried before that required the use of leg muscles.
I was diagnosed with pelvic rotation a while ago by a sports medicine doctor. I have been doing physiotherapy, but it is not always focussed on the pelvic rotation as I have also had shoulder problems.
Recently, because of a comment from my husband, I have realized my right buttock is smaller than the left. This prompted me to look into it and I have discovered the term glute imbalance. I have many of the associated symptoms.
My question is: Is this something I should see a sports medicine doctor about? Or would it be a different specialist? I plan to see my family doctor soon to ask for a referral.
I also used to go to a chiroproactor, but I have not been back since April due to not having a lot of free time, but if this is something that a chiropractor may be able to help with, I would make the time commitment.
I also want to add that the SMD that diagnosed me with pelvic rotation said it was likely caused by sitting with my legs crossed for long periods of time. I work at a desk all day long, and I have in the past sat cross-legged alot. I have been more mindful of that.
My physiotherapist also added that the pelvic rotation may have been caused by my C-section.
FYI I am a 46 year old female.
Thank you for any input.