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Trochanteric Bursitis Hip

What is Trochanteric Bursitis Hip? Trochanteric bursitis hip, is an overuse injury at the hip which is common in runners. Bursitis is a trochanteric (trochanteric refers to either of two knobs at the top of the femur, serving for the attachment of muscles between the thigh and pelvis.) hip bursitis condition. Bursitis is a condition which […]

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Injury Guide

Groin Strain

SUMMARY Causes Sudden contraction of the groin muscles Inadequate warm-up Common in sports which require rapid acceleration and jumping Symptoms Sudden onset of pain in the groin and inner thigh Pain when resuming activity Swelling, weakness and tightness in the groin Treatment RICE method Physiotherapy Heat Therapy Anti-inflammatory medication What causes Groin Strain? A groin […]

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Hamstring Strain

SUMMARY Causes Sudden large force or pressure to the hamstring Overuse injury common in running and jumping activities Excessive speed changing whilst running Insufficient warm up exercise Poor core strength Symptoms Sudden sharp pain or pulling sensation at back of the thigh at point of injury For minor strains pain may be more noticable at […]

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Hamstring Tendonitis

What is Hamstring Tendonitis? Hamstring tendonitis is an injury that occurs when the tendon becomes damaged or inflamed due to excessive strain or force being placed on the tendon. The Hamstring tendon is the soft tissue which connects the hamstring muscle to the outer aspect of the knee. Causes Overuse injury common in running and jumping […]

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Health and Wellbeing

A Guide to Groin Strains

A groin strain is a muscular tear or rupture to any one of your groin muscles, usually one of the hip adductor muscle group. Any of these groin muscles can be strained but the most common is adductor longus. A groin strain usually occurs with a high-seed activity such as kicking, sprinting or a sudden change of direction.   

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? The Iliotibial band (ITB) experiences friction as it passes over the femur bone, back and forth over the epicondyle (bony bit on the outside of the knee). When the knee bends at around 20-30 degrees the IT band experiences the greatest friction. This is about the range where a runners knee […]

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Health and Wellbeing

Hamstring Injuries

Some body parts are more prone to injury than others. The hamstring is unfortunately one of those, and likes to act up at every opportunity! Just like every type of injury to tissue in the body the more pressure it’s under, the more likely there will be damage. The hamstring muscles are located on the […]

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