Hi I was in a high-impact automobile accident in 2002 where I fractured my left ankle and had surgery to repair the fracture (screws). I had no PT for this injury. Then, in 2008 I tore my left ACL while snow skiing. I had ACL reconstruction and did 4 to 6 weeks of PT to rehab my knee. After my ACL surgery, I had a noticeable change in my gait and discomfort in my knee and thigh. Post surgery MRI's showed a normal knee with no scar tissue. I am concerned that years of favoring/guarding my left leg (since 2008 and maybe even since 2002) has left me unable to get my body feeling normal again. Of course, I don't consciously favor my left leg or do it on purpose. I feel like it's something that I do because my brain doesn't trust my leg. As a result, the rest of my body (hip, pelvis, back and neck) have had to compensate, which over the years has caused more pain. I want to stress that I don't think there's anything that's broken or not healed. Many X-rays and MRI's have confirmed that. However, I think that since I've been doing it for so long that maybe my body had adjusted to it (shortened muscles, etc.) and I may be stuck like this. There could be subconscious emotional issues at play as well because the car accident in 2002 was only two months after my father died suddenly. I don't doubt this has played a role in my physical issues. I guess I'm wondering if anyone here has had a similar situation where they've had multiple physical traumas to one side of the body (like a leg) and have had to struggle with this aspect of long-term favoring/guarding of a limb. I've been told by more than one person that if I've had this trouble for this many years, that I may be stuck like this.