Category Archives: Hip Pain

Osteoarthritis of the hip

What is Osteoarthritis of the Hip? Hip osteoarthritis is inflammation of the hip joint, a condition that is more likely to develop as people age. Osteoarthritis results when injury or inflammation in a joint causes the soft, shock-absorbing cartilage that lines and cushions the joint surfaces to break down. When the cartilage is damaged, the…
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Muscle Injuries

There are three main categories of muscle injuries or dysfunctions. Muscle spasms, strains, and tears. Muscle  spasms usually occur early after an injury. This feels like tightness in the muscles in the area attempting to  protect that area. This is sometimes, but not always, painful. A muscle strain occurs when a muscle or the tendon …
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Ligament Injuries

Ligaments connect one bone to another within a joint and help to provide stability and flexibility. There  are ligaments helping to support every joint in the body. Injury to each one has slightly different symptoms  and treatment. It is possible to damage more than one ligament in the same incident, particularly in the knee.  Injuries…
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