When assessing a patient who presents with lower extremity pathology, we tend to get fixated on the chief complaint. A person complains of knee pain, and we look at the knee…they have right calf pain, we look at the calf. A hip is tight/sore, we look at the hip.
The longer I practice and the more well-versed I get with movement assessments, a certain pattern of dysfunction seems to dominate over others. Now, we know that no one condition is an absolute, but this one does play in significantly, and it will throw off your entire movement.