Category: Hip Pain & Disorders

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Sports Related Hip Injuries & How Orthotics Can Help

Injuries to the muscles and ligaments around the hip affect both competitive and recreational athletes. These injuries can interfere significantly with sports enjoyment and performance levels, and they occasionally will end participation completely. Excessive pronation and poor shock absorption have been found to be an underlying cause or a contributing factor for many leg injuries.1 Functional orthotics which have been custom-fitted to improve the biomechanics of the feet and reduce the extent of pronation can help to prevent many sport-related leg injuries.

Lower Extremity Problems in Athletes

One study looked at the foot biomechanics of athletes who reported a recent foot or leg injury and compared them to an uninjured control group.2 The researchers determined that those athletes with more foot pronation had a much greater statistical probability of sustaining one of five leg injuries, including iliotibial band syndrome (which is due to excessi

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Low Back Pain & Sciatica Caused by a Broken Pelvis

Athletes are specially trained to exercise and compete vigorously without experiencing injury or aggravating a previously existing condition. However, accidents and direct trauma during their specific sport or physical activity can inevitably result in damage or injury to the individual. Muscle or tissue damage are common in sports and can be dealt with accordingly but when a bone fracture occurs, these may be more delicate and may require additional diagnosis and care in order to properly help an athlete recover.

 

Among the general population of athletes, stress fractures can be a rare cause of pain, accounting for only 2 percent of all reported sports injuries. However, a considerably higher number of stress fractures are diagnosed in long distance runners and triathletes.

 

Stress fractures occurring around the pelvis are significantly uncommon although, a majority of them are often considered a differential diagnosis when athletes, specifically

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How to Choose the Best Chiropractor

When an individual has experienced an injury or they’ve developed a condition as a result of trauma from an accident, or due to the natural process of degeneration over time, deciding on the best healthcare provider to receive treatment from is an essential choice. If you’ve been harmed, it’s in your best interest to find the most effective form of treatment according to your special needs and choosing the right doctor can greatly affect your overall improvement.

 

By educating yourself with the proper information regarding the various types of care that different healthcare specialists can provide as well as asking providers the most convenient questions about their treatment methods can help individuals make informed decisions when choosing the best healthcare professional. Not all medical services are right for everyone. In addition, the individual’s health plan may or may not provide coverage for all forms of care. It’s important to