Hip Pain

9
Oct

Illiotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

The Illiotibial band (ITB) is a thick tendonous structure on the outside of your thigh that arises from the Iliac crest (Top of the hip bone) and the Tensor Fascia Latae (A small but important muscle of the buttock), and inserts into the outside edge of your Tibia (Lower leg bone). Many muscles of the buttock and thigh have their

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19
Sep

Paediatric Flat Feet (kids)

Flat feet is a complaint that we often see in our clinics. There are a number of reasons why children have flat feet and this can vary depending on their age and foot morphology (Shape and structure). For a period after your child is born and starts walking, flat feet is a normal appearance. This is partly due to most

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17
Jul

Hip Pain

The hip is a complex joint that interacts with the knee, ankle and foot as well as the back. Many common conditions that cause pain in the hip can be a result of dysfunction referred from other areas. Below are some of the common conditions that may be causing your pain.

16
Jul

Bursitis

A Bursa is a fluid filled sac that usually sits between a tendon and a bone to help the tendon slide and glide over a bone without damage. Bursa can become inflammed for a variety of reasons including: Compression, Irritaiton, Sudden changes of activity, and pregnancy. When the Bursa becomes inflammed and irritated there is an increase in the size

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16
Jul

In-toeing (Pigeon toes)

In toeing is a condition where your child walks with their feet turned in towards the other foot; this may not happen with every step. This is generally considered to be abnormal. In-toeing is caused by the hips and knees rotating inwards making the foot and leg circumduct (swing in a semi-circle) while your child walks. This is an inefficient way

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16
Jul

Medial Compartment Osteoarthritis (Inside Knee Joint Pain)

Is your knee hurting when you sleep on your side? Or go up and down stairs? You may have Osteoarthritis in your knees. The knee is made of up the Tibia, Femur, and Patella (Leg bone, Thigh bone, and Knee cap). They work together similar to a hinge, in that they bend and flex to allow for you to walk

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16
Jul

Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis is one of the most common reasons for hip replacements. The malalignment of the hip joint causes an increase in wear to the joint. By maintaining proper alignment, we can reduce the amount of wear placed on the hip. With this treatment we can decrease arthritis pain and prevent/minimise the wear and tear caused by day to day

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16
Jul

Limb Length Difference

A difference in the length of the bones between your legs can happen for a variety of reasons. Growth plate trauma Muscle imbalance Muscle tightness Scoliosis Hip tilt Genetic conditions Surgery Natural asymmetry This results in either a structural difference in the length of the bones. Or from soft tissue restrictions/tightness that cause the shortening of one limb compared to

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16
Jul

Sciatica

Sciatica is a complex problem with a variety of symptoms with specialised treatments dependant on the cause of your pain. The pain can originate anywhere along the Sciatic nerve, this is a large nerve that comes from the lumbosacral plexus (a bundle of nerves coming directly out of the spinal cord). When pain occurs, usually it is from a ‘pinching’or

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