I played back catcher since I was 8 years old, played for provincial leagues and by the time my late teens hit I had arthritis in my left hip.
Over the years I had not just hip pain but radiating pain down my thigh into my lower leg and stiff low back too. By the time I was 41 I had to have a full hip replacement.
Over the years I tried many different therapies including message which worked to a point.
12 years ago I started using something called Neural therapy to get at all my trigger points in my thigh and leg which for me worked like a charm! My leg would loosen right up so I could get to my alignment issues with my ankle and knee.
Neural Therapy consists if injecting small amounts of anesthetic (about .5 ml) into the trigger point to release the trigger point. This in turn loosens the muscles which takes the strain off the joint and allows for better results for aligning the rest of the leg i.e. the ankle-knee-hip complex as well as taking off the lower back stress.