Unbalanced swinging arms
January 8, 2013 10:46 AM Subscribe
When I walk, my left arm swings while my right arm stays almost immobile. Is there something wrong with me?
posted by facehugger to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It was only in the past couple of years that I realized the way my arms move when I walk is abnormal. In short, my left arm swings fine, but my right arm just stays to my side, almost immobile. When I become aware of this and try to also swing my right arm in sync with my left, it just feels...unnecessary. I have to constantly think about swinging my right arm, and so I end up just letting it hang. But when my left arm is unavailable - like when I'm holding something - my right arm starts swinging as if it did so all along.
I'm only in my early 20s, and this unbalance has never really been a problem (which is why I only really became aware of it recently), so I've never found the need to consult a doctor. But it's increasingly unnerving me, and I wonder if it looks strange to other people. And if there is something wrong, can this behavior be changed?
Thanks, in advance!