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Category Archives: Hip

25 Feb, 2021

Mobility in this Joint can be a Reason for Back Pain

Believe it or not, your hips play a large role in the health of your back and limited hip mobility can cause back pain.  More than 80 percent of the population will suffer from back pain at least once in their life, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. It is the price

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13 Jan, 2021

Snapping Hip Syndrome

What is Snapping Hip syndrome?  This condition is classified by a “snapping” sensation at the front or side of your hip joint, caused by a muscle or tendon moving over a bony structure of the joint. For some individuals this causes only the sensation of “snapping” without pain, but for others it can be painful

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16 Dec, 2020

What is the IT Band?

The IT Band is a part of body that is somewhat of a mystery to many. You’ve probably heard of the it 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 band is an extension of

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11 Dec, 2020

Structures of Our Hips

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 this joint that can produce pain in this area of the body: Labrum– the ring of

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11 Nov, 2020

Sore Hip & Getting Relief

What is hip pain? The hip is comprised of the acetabulum- a ring shaped surface, and the head of the femur- a ball shaped structure. It’s where the leg attaches to the trunk.  The hip has the functional ability to rotate out (external rotation), rotate in (internal rotation), move forward(flexion), move backward (extension), move toward

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17 Aug, 2020

Is a Joint Replacement my Only Option?

Total joint replacements are not uncommon in today’s medical field. While there are many paths to a joint replacement, the most common is with aging. Frequently these replacements occur when the joint has degenerated and arthritis has progressed to cause a person pain and difficulty with daily activities. In other words, normal aging! These replacements

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24 Jul, 2020

Piriformis Syndrome is a Pain in the Butt

What is the piriformis? The piriformis is an important muscle of the hip and glutes that helps to rotate your hips to the side and move your hip to the side. The muscle connects from an area on your femur to the sacrum which lies at the base of your spine. The sciatic nerve also

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9 Jul, 2020

Walk Away From Hip Pain

Walk Away From Hip Pain With Physical Therapy. Your hips, due to the amount of loading forces they take on throughout your lifespan, can be a common area of discomfort in the body. This condition known as arthritis is the “wear and tear” of your joint surfaces. Hip pain can also be caused by some

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18 Jun, 2020

Hip Injuries: How Common They Really Are

Hip injuries are very common in the general population due to the stress through the joint on a daily basis, so it’s no surprise that you have experienced an injury. The three most common injuries that occur in the hip joint include: Hip Impingement Labral Tears Arthritis It is important to understand the structure of

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3 Jun, 2020

IT Band Syndrome AKA “Runners Knee”

I’m sure most of you have heard the terms runner’s knee or IT Band at some point in time… Now understanding what it means may be another thing. But don’t worry I’m gonna tell you all you need to know. ITB syndrome is very common and you may be suffering without knowing.  ITB refers to

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