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Gluteal Tendinopathy

What is Gluteal Tendinopathy? Gluteal tendinopathy or Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) refers to localised pain on the outside of the hip joint, commonly coinciding with dysfunction of the gluteal muscles.  The gluteal tendons attach the gluteal muscles of the buttocks to the side of the hip. The gluteal muscles are essential for walking, running, […]

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What are “Knots” or “Trigger Points”

Maria Farrell MISCP discusses Trigger Points or Knots You’ve probably heard the phrase “you’ve got a knot in your muscle” many times, but do you actually know what has caused it? This article should help explain the processes that lead to this problem. A “knot” or Trigger Point as they are correctly called, can be […]

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and affects many people. It typically affects people over the age of 50 though it is not uncommon to see it in younger people. The presence of OA does not always correlate with one’s symptoms however and this will vary from person to person. Generally, OA […]

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Frozen Shoulder

Definition Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis is a common disorder that causes pain, stiffness, and loss of range of motion in the shoulder. This condition will generally gets worse with time if it’s not treated. Frozen shoulder occurs when the connective tissue (joint capsule) surrounding the shoulder becomes stiff, and inflamed. The joint capsule […]

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Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease describes a condition that typically occurs in adolescents and is a common cause of pain at the front of the knee. It usually occurs in very active adolescents who engage in activities such as jumping, sprinting and change of direction on a regular basis. It often occurs at the same time as […]

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How does my butt affect my knee?

Some quick info on the relationship between the Gluteal muscles and the knees. The Glutes are comprised of the Gluteal Maximus, medius and minimus, in order of size. The glute min and med are primarily for abducting the hip or moving the leg out to the side while the glute max – the largest of […]

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