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  • Hip Flexor Muscles and Injuries

    The hip flexor muscles are a group of muscles situated near the top of your thighs that allow you to lift your knee toward your chest and bend forward at the hip. This includes the iliacus, pectineus, psoas major, rectus femoris, and sartorius muscles that work together to enable hip flexion.

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  • Biodegradable gel shows promise for cartilage regeneration

    A gel that combines both stiffness and toughness is a step forward in the bid to create biodegradable implants for joint injuries, according to new UBC research.

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  • How to Treat Hip Bursitis

    The best treatment for hip bursitis, or any form of bursitis, is aimed at controlling the inflammation caused by this condition. As with any treatment program, always talk with your healthcare provider before initiating any specific treatments.

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  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee: What to know

    Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee may not cause any symptoms, but some people may experience pain and swelling. Engaging in competitive sports may contribute to its development.

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  • Is Walking Good for Hip Arthritis?

    Hip arthritis results from the breakdown of cartilage within your hip joints, causing hip stiffness and pain that can increase with inactivity, standing, and walking. Although walking can be uncomfortable and difficult with hip arthritis, walking is also incredibly important for maintaining the mobility and strength of your hips.

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  • Causes of Knee Popping or Snapping

    Knee popping, snapping, cracking, or crunching noises are usually harmless and may simply be the consequence of aging joints. But they could also be an indication of a serious injury, such as a torn meniscus, or an early sign of knee arthritis. This is especially true if the noises are accompanied by pain or the loss of joint mobility.

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  • What Is a Bone Spur in the Knee?

    Bone spurs in the knee are outgrowths of bone that develop in joints when there is increased pressure between bones from a lack of cartilage. Bone spurs are also called osteophytes. Bone spurs (or “spurring bone”) in the knee can cause pain and limit joint mobility, which can cause trouble with doing everyday activities like walking, squatting, bending, and going up and down stairs.

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  • Physical Therapy for Hip Bursitis: Exercises to Know

    Pain in your hip can be caused by hip bursitis. Hip bursitis is when the small fluid-filled sacs (bursa) on the outside or inner part of your hip get inflamed. Hip bursitis causes pain, decreased strength, and trouble with movements like walking or running.1 Hip bursitis can be recurrent, especially if you continue to do activities that are putting stress on the bursa.

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  • What causes swollen popliteal lymph nodes behind the knee?

    The popliteal lymph nodes lie in the tissues behind a person’s knee. Many conditions can cause them to swell, such as infections and autoimmune conditions. It is rare for cancer to affect the popliteal lymph nodes.

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  • Chondromalica: Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention

    Chondromalacia patella, also known as runner's knee, is a knee condition that can cause pain and grinding when the knee is flexed. It's due to the breakdown in the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap (patella) that causes bones to rub against each other. Overuse (especially from running or cycling), trauma, such as a fracture, or a misalignment of the kneecap and femur can all cause chondromalacia.

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