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Category Archives: Hip

29 Oct, 2018

Tightness or pulling sensations on the outside of the leg?

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Knock Knock! Who’s there? IT Band IT Band who? IT Band me from the system again and said they’re gonna keep a tight watch on me! There’s some fun physical therapy humor for you! Today we’re going to talk about the IT band. So what is the IT band?  First of all,

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22 Oct, 2018

Trouble lying on one side because of discomfort?

By Cierra Washington, ATC Bursitis. Tendonitis. Muscle Strains. Labral Tears. Hip impingement. Osteoarthritis. These are all common hip issues that can be seen throughout all ages and activity levels. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint that allows for multi directional movement, as well as rotation. The hip joint, also known as the acetabulum, gets its

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9 Oct, 2018

Ever felt sharp discomfort when climbing stairs?

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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4 Oct, 2018

What are the core muscles and what do they do?

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT When most people think of the core, they think of the abdominals and doing sit-ups and generally know that one needs to have good core strength. Beyond that, most people don’t know much else about the core. So what are the core muscles and what do they really do? The

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11 Sep, 2018

Problems in the body’s largest ball and socket joint

By: Jessica Freedman, ATC 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

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4 Sep, 2018

IT Band Syndrome or Lower Body Discomfort Impacting Activities

By Cierra Washington, ATC You’ve probably heard of IT Band syndrome. But what is it exactly? Let’s start with the name. The ‘IT’ refers to the iliotibial band that runs along the outer portion of the thigh. When people refer to the IT band, they often have the misconception that it’s a muscle. Actually, the

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27 Aug, 2018

Difficulty standing up from a chair

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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30 Jul, 2018

Have a lack of flexibility or poor body mechanics?

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 Jul, 2018

Lasting relief for this weight-bearing joint

Hip pain affects people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, because the hip is a weight bearing joint, most people find difficulty in creating lasting relief for their symptoms. The most common symptoms of hip issues include pain in either the front, side or back of the hip. The pain may also localize in the

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19 Jul, 2018

Ever wince with discomfort when standing up from a chair?

Hip pain is a very common problem which can cause difficulty with many daily activities. People often come to physical therapy with different complaints involving the hip. The number one complaint is pain localized to the hip joint and muscles surrounding the joint. Some people also experience stiffness in and around the hip and the

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