So the question seems to be ‘Where does instability start?’
The symptom is often knee pain/ hip pain/ lower back pain/ sore shins/ sore ankles. How often does one have one of these issues and after seeking help it goes away for a while and then niggles and comes back.
We walk and run and skip and play sport. All of these actions require us to stand and move from one leg to the other. We move on a stable base when we walk, dance, run – in rugby, tennis, and golf etc, but sports like sailing, windsurfing, surfing, kiting, horse riding, all require stability in order to move and have control on an unstable or moving platform.
How can we perform to the best of our potential if we cannot do the simple action of stepping from one leg onto the other with stability.
How can we avoid injury and pain if we are unstable – we will be relying on the stronger areas of our body which will get over worked and over used.
If you know you cannot balance, or have experienced instability then maybe you should get in touch – the source of the problem could be one of many things – it could come from poor ankle posture, unstable hips, restricted upper back mobility, tightness in one shoulder and not the other – it may not necessarily be from the joint that you are thinking or that is sore. This is the foundation of repetitive strain injuries in knees, backs and ankles.