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Category Archives: Hip

3 Apr, 2019

What causes that muscle cramp or “charlie horse”?

By: Jeremy Schain, DPT Without a doubt, many of you throughout the course of your lives have suffered a“Charlie horse” or “pulled a hamstring” while running, playing a sport, performing activity or simply while going about your daily life. Have you ever wondered what causes this to occur? Furthermore, how can they be treated and how

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3 Apr, 2019

Three reasons you might have trouble standing, walking or running

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA Hip problems are a common complaint we treat Loudoun Sports Therapy Center and it can affect all ages and activity levels. Many hip problems are often the result of an overuse injury and can interfere with your daily activities making walking, standing or even sitting painful or challenging. Three common hip

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25 Mar, 2019

Is hip pain throwing off your balance?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT The hip joint is one of the most stable joints in the body, but unfortunately that does not keep this joint and region of the body from developing issues and producing pain. There are multiple structures in and around the hip joint that can produce pain in this area of

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18 Mar, 2019

Hip Pain Impacting Weekend Plans?

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Hip problems make daily activities like simply walking difficult and painful. When you talk to your physical therapist or doctor about your hip pain, it’s important to be able to describe exactly where your pain is located. This helps confirm that your hip is actually the problem. It’s not uncommon for

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18 Mar, 2019

Turning over in bed uncomfortable?

The hip is the largest ball and socket joint in the human body. The joint consists of the head of the femur articulating with the rim of the pelvis, with a ring of cartilage (the labrum) sitting between the two bones. When functioning properly, the hip joint allows us to move our legs smoothly in

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13 Mar, 2019

Is Sitting at Work Uncomfortable

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Hip problems make daily activities like simply walking difficult and painful. This means that most hip problems are the result of repetitive movements we do on a daily basis. Because this joint is necessary for weight bearing activities like standing, walking and running, it can be a source of pain among

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27 Feb, 2019

The IT Band’s role and Preventing IT Band Syndrome

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA The IT Band is a part of body that is somewhat of a mystery to many. You’ve probably heard of the IT band. But are you confident about where it is or what it does? We’ll answer these questions today. The IT band is the abbreviation for the iliotibial band. This

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21 Jan, 2019

Ever feel like you’ve overstretched a muscle?

A common cause of hip pain that we treat at Loudoun Sports Therapy Clinic is a hamstring injury. The hamstring muscle group is located on the back side of the thigh and is made up of three muscles. These three muscles originate on the hip bone and attach at the knee joint. When these muscles

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7 Jan, 2019

It Bears a Large Brunt of Our Weight

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT The hip joint is one of the most stable joints in the body, but unfortunately that does not keep this joint and region of the body from developing issues and producing pain. There are multiple structures in and around the hip joint that can produce pain in this area of

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31 Dec, 2018

What does the IT band do and how do IT band problems start?

By: Mike Bills, MS PT What is the IT band and how do problems start here? There are a number of muscles on the outside of your hip that attach to the IT band. The job of all of these muscles is to keep the hip joint structures open, help support the joint and then

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