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Health Risks of Crossing Your Legs

CALLING ALL S.L.A.M.™ (Sit Like A Man) BELIEVERS! Check out this article from HealthiNation.com for more ways sitting like a man can help you!

Health Risks of Crossing Your Legs

“What daily habit might be causing your back, hip, knee, and shoulder pain—or possibly even leading to more serious conditions like plantar fasciitis, bursitis, or tendonitis? According to orthopedic surgeon Barbara Bergin, MD, it’s that thing you do without even thinking each time you sit down: crossing your legs.”

    1. Barbara

      Sorry it took me so long to reply. Glad to hear a “fellow” orthopod is buying into this concept. I still think there are some dinosaurs out there who think patellofemoral disease is all in women’s minds, and that they just need to get over it. I’m 63 years old, so it took a lot of retraining to undue a lifetime of ladylike sitting, but I’m just about cured.

  1. CS

    Hahaha! I am a fellow orthopedic surgeon (female) who was once told by a male patient (who had a bit of TBI so disinhibited) “I have never seen a woman sit like that – aren’t you uncomfortable? That’s not very ladylike!”
    I said, “uh, nope, I always sit like this, it’s super comfortable!”
    I sit perched on the rolling stool with my feet hooked on the bottom ring or wheel supports with my hips and knees flexed like I was crouching (or on a horse) and my knees apart. Of course I wear slacks!
    I also tell my older female total hip patients – if you don’t want to dislocate, forget everything your mother taught you about being ladylike! For the next 6 weeks, I want you to slouch in the chair and let your knees fall apart. Never cross your legs!

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