Thigh, Hip & Pelvis

Sacroiliac Joint Pain or Posterior Pelvic Pain in Pregnant Women and Physiotherapy
19 Aug 2008, 9:22 pm

Posterior pelvic pain (PPP) is pain felt at or near the sacroiliac joints of your pelvis as a result of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. These are joints located at the 2 dimples of the lower back. The pain often feels deep within your lower back and can occur on one or both sides of your back. […]

Sports Hernia
16 Aug 2008, 8:54 pm

Sports hernia or Athletic Pubalgia is an injury to the groin or lower abdominal region which does not recover even with many months of rest, medication and physiotherapy. It affects mostly the elite athlete but an increasing number of “weekend warriors” are struck down with this frustrating injury. The most obvious symptom is pain in […]

The unstable SIJ
14 Jul 2008, 1:16 pm

The sacro-iliac joint (SIJ) is a very stable structure connecting the spine to the pelvis. The stability is achieved by a system of active (force closure) and passive (form closure) stabilisers. Its main role is to helps absorb vertical forces through the body. An unstable SIJ can compromise the effectiveness of transmitting forces, causing symptoms […]

Supplement Calcium Pills with Some Sun
09 Jul 2008, 11:20 am

People, especially the elderly, may reach for calcium supplements in hopes of protecting themselves against bone fractures in case of a fall. But a recent analysis of several studies found no reduction in risk of hip fracture with calcium supplementation.

Hamstring Exercises for Long Distance Runners
11 Jun 2008, 9:35 am

It’s common for runners to feel severe cramps in their hamstring or even tearing their hamstring while running. These tend to occur when the hamstring is either tight or weak. “But how come it can happen to me when I’ve been doing my hamstring curls in the gym?” one may think. The answer to this […]

Pregnancy – Changes and Aches
08 May 2008, 11:30 am

If you are pregnant and feel your back or pelvic pains more often than usual, you are not alone. Studies have shown that more than two-thirds of pregnant women experience back pain and almost one-fifth experience pelvic pain2,.3. As pregnancy progresses, the intensity of pain may increase and interfere with your work, daily activities and […]

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