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ITB is an abbreviation for the “iliotibial band” which is a strong, flat tendon-like structure which connects the muscles of the hip to the outside of the lower leg. Friction occurs as the lower part of the ITB rubs over … Continue reading

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Research says yes! Various studies have shown that both exercise and manual therapy reduce the associated pain and disability of osteoarthritis and are recommended as first line treatments.(1-5) Dr. Alexis Wright and colleagues recently added to the body of research … Continue reading

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This is the result of sustaining a direct blow to the front of the thigh, resulting in tissue damage and a subsequent hematoma (or bleed). It is more commonly referred to as a ‘Corked Thigh’. Trauma causes damage to the … Continue reading

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This is a condition of the adductor tendons. The adductor tendons attach the thigh bone (femur) to the pelvis and are placed under great stress with running, jumping or kicking. Tendinopathy is a general term that means “tendon disorder”. It … Continue reading

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The piriformis muscle attaches between the sacrum and the upper femur and is found deep in the butt. This nerve runs beneath or sometimes through the deep Piriformis muscle in the gluteal area. If this muscle becomes tight it can … Continue reading

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Femoroacetabular impingement or FAI is a condition of overstress to the hip joint. Basically, the ball (femoral head) and socket (acetabulum) rub abnormally creating damage to the hip joint. The damage can occur to the articular cartilage (smooth white surface … Continue reading

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This is the result of sustaining a direct blow to the front of the thigh, resulting in tissue damage and a subsequent hematoma (or bleed).  It is more commonly referred to as a ‘Corked Thigh’. Trauma causes damage to the … Continue reading

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Synovial bursae are sacs that generally occur near our joints and sometimes communicate with the joint cavity. They typically sit at sites of anatomical friction and are designed to reduce friction. A swollen and painful bursar is known as a … Continue reading

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