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Tendinitis of the Adductor Muscles

Brief Outline of Tendinitis Adductor Muscles Tendinitis is inflammation of a tendon or the tendon sheath. Inflammation to any, or all, of the five adductor muscles due to overuse can lead to pain in the groin area. Sprinting, playing football, hurdling and horseback riding can all cause overuse in these muscles. Unresolved injuries, such as […]

Hip Stress Fracture

Brief Outline of Hip Stress Fracture Repetitive stress or unnatural stress placed on the surface of a bone, often from muscle fatigue, can lead to stress fractures.Running, jumping, and other high impact activities can lead to small cracks or fractures, along a bone. Stress fractures can occur in any bone subjected to repetitive stress or […]

Hip Avulsion Fracture

Brief Outline of Hip Avulsion Fracture An avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament pulls away from the bone at its attachment, pulling a piece of the bone away with it. This usually results from a forceful twisting muscular contraction, or powerful hyperextension or hyperflexion. This injury is more prevalent in children than in […]

Hip Pointer

Brief Outline of Hip Pointer The hip pointer usually refers to a deep bruise of the iliac crest and the muscles that cover it, and is often caused by a direct blow. Hip pointers are most commonly associated with football but may be seen in any contact sports. Anatomy and physiology A hip pointer is […]

Hip Flexor Strain

Brief Outline of Hip Flexor Strain A strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle or tendon. The hip flexor is a muscle located on the front of the hip that lifts the upper leg forward and upward or bends the waist forward when flexed. This muscle is used a lot in cycling, running, […]