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Hip Snapping Syndrome

Hip Snapping Syndrome by Steven Rozov Many people experience an audible “snapping” or “popping” sensation at their hip when moving their legs while walking, performing exercises, or going up stairs. This sound may also be accompanied by a painful or burning sensation that often starts out tolerable but becomes a constant pain that may feel

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Following a traumatic surgery such as a total hip replacement or total knee replacement, there is always inevitably a loss of muscle mass (known as atrophy) and overall muscle strength. This often presents functionally as difficulty with lifting a leg, standing up from a seated position, maintaining a standing position, walking, and going up and

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Shot of a mature doctor examining his patient who is concerned about his knee

Voodoo-Band Flossing

One of the newer joint mobilization techniques that is commonly practiced in many physical therapy clinics, gyms, and athletic training facilities is Joint Flossing using a compressive wrap; one of the more popular brands called Voodoo-Floss. In practice a band is wrapped around a joint or muscle that is restricted creating a powerful compressive force,

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The Hip Ball & Socket

The Hip

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint which is comprised of the rounded head of the femur and the articular surface of the pelvis. The hip joint allows movement in all three planes. Sagittal: flexion and extension, Frontal: abduction and adduction and Transverse: internal and external rotation. To further that, there are many

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“I Have Arthritis, What Should I Do?”

While technological advancements and improvements in the medical field continue to evolve, patients (and clinicians) are striving for better outcomes.  However, with social media and TV ‘doctors’ attempting to fill headlines and airtime, several preliminary interventions can become exposed to the public without having strong evidence supporting their effectiveness. Fortunately, a growing body of evidence

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Halting Hip Pain

We all take walking or climbing stairs for granted, but for some, these everyday activities become daunting. About one-quarter of all adults develop inflammation of the hip joint—also known as osteoarthritis—by age 85, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There’s no known cause for the condition; we’re all at risk. Here’s what

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Setting the Record Straight on Sciatica

If you suffer from sciatica—nerve-related pain that occurs as a result of a back problem—you know how debilitating it can be. The discomfort, which might feel like a leg cramp or a shooting or tingling sensation, often worsens when you sit, sneeze or cough. Fortunately, there are ways to get beyond the pain. Here are some

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