Hip Injuries

Hip Flexor Strain

Hip flexor strain can occur when the hip flexor muscles are pulled, strained, torn or injured. Symptoms Pain in the front of the hip is the most common symptom associated with a hip flexor injury. The pain can range from mild to intense, depending on the severity of the strain. Other common symptoms include: • […]

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Sports Hernia

(Athletic Pubalgia) A sports hernia is a painful, strain or tear of soft tissue injury that occurs in any of soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area. Although a sports hernia may lead to a traditional, abdominal hernia, it is a different injury. Symptoms A sports hernia will usually cause severe

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Hip Fracture

Femoral neck fractures are a specific type of intracapsular hip fracture. The femoral neck connects the femoral shaft with the femoral head. The hip joint is the articulation of the femoral head with the acetabulum. The junctional location makes the femoral neck prone to fracture. Athletes who have an acute injury that causes a femoral

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Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition resulting from wear and tear in the hip. The cartilage that covers the hip joint facilitates movement, so when this degenerates, mobility reduces while pain and stiffness increases. It is common in older people over the age of 50, especially women. Although there is no cure, there are several things

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Hip Bursitis

A bursa is a small sack of fluid which is usually positioned in between a bone and a muscle or tendon. The function of a bursa is to prevent friction between the bone and overlying soft tissue.  There are several bursas around the hip joint, but the most common type of hip bursitis is from

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain) Anatomy The piriformis muscle is a small

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