Hip Pain

I’ve Pulled My Hamstring Muscle, Now What?

This article addresses the cause(s), symptoms, treatment and expected results of injuring the hamstring muscle. Injury to the hamstring muscle is commonly thought of as only sports related, granted the largest number arise from sport. Hamstring injuries have been misdiagnosed in the senior patient. They have been told.... Continue reading

Exercises For The Hip Joint

The hip joint is formed by the pelvic bones and the femur or upper leg bone. The hip joint is called a ball-and-socket joint. The femur has a ball shaped end that fits into a cup formed by the pelvic bones. This configuration along with strong ligaments makes the hip joint very sturdy. Muscles attach to the femur at the greater and lesser trochanters. These muscles move the hip joint with 3 basic movements. The muscles can be injured... Continue reading

Hip Pain from Greater Trochanteric Bursitis

Greater trochanteric bursitis is a common condition of the hip joint. The hip bursa is small sac filled with a slippery fluid that allows tendons and muscles to move and glide smoothly over each other. Bursa are like oil cans in the body. The greater trochanter is the large bump..... Continue reading

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is common in distance runners or athletes that significantly increase their training schedule. The repetitive flexion and extension of the knee when running or cycling can cause friction on the outside of the knee. It's this action that inflames the tendon causing the pain and snapping consistent with the iliotibial band (ITB)....... Continue reading

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