Monthly Archives: January 2017

Plantar Fasciitis

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What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (fash-ee-eye-tus) is a painful condition where the large ligament (plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes irritated and painful due to chronic stress and tension on the arch. This thick …

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Hip Impingement

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Hip Impingement What is it? Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common cause of hip pain. Impingement can occur due to an abnormal shape of the head of the femur (ball) or acetabulum (socket). If there is an abnormal shape of …

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Lateral Hip Pain – Trochanteric Bursitis

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What is Trochanteric Bursitis? Trochanteric bursitis (also known as greater trochanteric bursitis or GTB) refers to pain at the lateral and posterior aspect of the hip due to inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid filled sac.  This pain usually …

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Rotator Cuff Injuries: Evaluation and Options

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Rotator Cuff Injuries The Rotator Cuff The rotator cuff is a group of four muscle-tendon units that originate from the shoulder blade and attach to the humeral head of the shoulder. These four muscle-tendon units (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres …

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