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Hip & Knee

Gait Deviation – Excessive Inward Rotation of Hip Joint

Pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis in knee joints can result in a limp, gait deviations and gait compensations. Gait deviations are variations from what is perceived as normal walking or running. These deviations are described as limitations, restrictions or weaknesses that lead to lack of mobility, stability or symmetry of movement. Gait deviations also…

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Shoe drop – how the pendulum swings

Pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis in knee joints can result in a limp, gait deviations and gait compensations. Gait deviations are variations from what is perceived as normal walking or running. These deviations are described as limitations, restrictions or weaknesses that lead to lack of mobility, stability or symmetry of movement. Gait deviations also…

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Keeping the Spring in Your Step: Ankle Joint Power & Aging

As we amass more birthdays and get older we tend to walk/run slower, take shorter steps, and fewer per minute. Why do we seem to have less spring in our step the older we get? Kids move fast and crash elderly move slow and crash. One factor is kids have good ankle power elderly have…

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Lateral Pelvic Tilt Sitting

As we amass more birthdays and get older we tend to walk/run slower, take shorter steps, and fewer per minute. Why do we seem to have less spring in our step the older we get? Kids move fast and crash elderly move slow and crash. One factor is kids have good ankle power elderly have…

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Musing on Empathy and Pain

As we amass more birthdays and get older we tend to walk/run slower, take shorter steps, and fewer per minute. Why do we seem to have less spring in our step the older we get? Kids move fast and crash elderly move slow and crash. One factor is kids have good ankle power elderly have…

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IT Band Syndrome – Controversy Regarding Stretching Exercise

The Iliotibial (IT) Band is a tendon on the lateral aspect of the hip/thigh/knee. It is a large, wide, thick tendon. A tendon is a structure that attaches muscle to bone. IT band syndrome is a typical injury occurring in runners. A commonly recommended treatment for IT band syndrome is stretching exercise. Searching Google for…

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Woman’s One-Sided Worries

Over the years, I’ve noticed that my female patients experience unilateral hip and/or knee pain (pain on one side of the body) more often than my male patients do. This predisposition has been observed by others as well Lateral hip pain is typically called bursitis, piriformis syndrome, or gluteal tendinopathy. Studies have shown the incidence…

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