Hip, Groin & Thigh

  Hip, Groin & Thigh

Contusions, Cork & Myositis Ossificans

Contusions/cork occur when a direct blow or repeated blows from a blunt object strike part of the body, crushing underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue without breaking the skin.

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Snapping Hip

Snapping hip is the name given to a snapping noise heard within the hip when it is moved. This injury is caused by tight muscles and tendons that snap over bone and bursas during hip movement.

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Muscle Strain & Tears (Quadriceps, Hip Flexor and Hamstring)

A muscle tear/strain typically occurs when the muscle is explosively and forcibly contracted. These tears are very common in the upper leg, as this region consists of large muscle groups which are activated to produce movement especially during exercise.

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Trochanteric and Iliopsoas Bursitis

A bursa is a closed, fluid-filled sac that functions as a cushion and gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. Bursitis is inflammation and swelling of the bursa.

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Labrum Tear

The labrum of the hip is the cartilage cushioning which attaches to the bony rim of the acetabular and is located between the acetabulum and the head of the femur.

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Hip Pointer

A hip pointer is the name given to a contusion to the iliac crest, greater trochanter of the femur or surrounding soft-tissue structures. It is most commonly caused by a direct blow or fall to the hip.

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Arthritis & Osteoarthritis

The most common form of arthritis in the hip is Osteoarthritis. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints. Arthritis is frequently accompanied by joint pain and is commonly a source of hip pain.

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Osteitis Pubis

The pubic symphysis joint is located in the front of the pelvis between the two pubic bones. Inflammation of the pubic symphysis is known as osteitis pubis. Osteitis pubis is considered to be an overuse injury which is associated with excessive kicking or repetitive abdominal muscle contraction.

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