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Snapping Hip Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Snapping Hip Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Snapping Hip Syndrome, also known as Coxa Saltans or Dancer's Hip, refers to a medical condition wherein an individual feels a popping sensation while moving the leg. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint which allows the rounded end of the femur to fit into the cup shaped socket of the pelvis. The labrum is a fibrocartilage which lines the socket cavity and keeps the joint stable. The bones and muscles are further supported by various tendons and ligaments. Snapping Hip Syndrome occurs when a tendon rubs over a bone in the hip joint. Although this condition usually does not have...

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Turf Toe: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Turf Toe: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Turf Toe is a condition in which the joint of the big toe gets sprained. The injury affects the “plantar complex’ a group of various ligaments, small bones and soft tissues that enclose as well as support the big toe. The condition is mainly seen in footballers, high jumpers, gymnasts, basketballers and ballet dancers. Depending on the severity of the injury, the condition can be categorized as following: Grade 1: mild swelling at the big toe joint with minimal tenderness occurring due to stretching of the plantar complex. Grade 2: Tender joint with limited movement, moderate...

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Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome is a painful condition characterized by the buildup of intense pressure inside a muscle compartment, causing it to gradually wear out. It usually affects the muscles in the hips, thighs and lower legs. Repetitively performing certain activities such as walking, running, swimming, jumping, intense workouts etc. increases the risk of developing Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome. The condition is most commonly seen in athletes under the age of 30 years. Causes Poor body control during movement Excessive exercising or physical activity...

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Knee Tendon Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Knee Tendon Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Knee Tendon Bursitis is a condition affecting the Pes anserinus (goose’s foot) bursa, a small fluid filled sac located between the tibia and tendons of the hamstring muscles, sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus. The condition occurs as a result of inflammation of the bursa, causing it to produce too much fluid and swell which, in turn puts pressure on the adjacent structures within the knee joint. People who are obese, aged 50 to 80 years or involved in high impact sports activities are more likely to suffer from Knee Tendon Bursitis. Causes Repetitive knee movements...

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Shoulder Instability: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Shoulder Instability: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Shoulder Instability occurs when the ligaments, tendons and connective tissues wear out as well as are unable to hold the joint bones together. The shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body that allows you to lift and rotate the arm. However, during certain movements, excessive stress may be put on the joint capsule, causing the ligaments to tear. As a result, the shoulder joint may become loose and the bones may slide excessively over each other. This condition is known as Shoulder Instability. It may either cause the humerus to move partially (subluxation) or completely...

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