An aching hip is a common orthopedic problem, and it could be due to one of these four conditions. As orthopedic specialists, we frequently see patients complaining of hip pain, which isn’t surprising considering how often we use our hips to walk, climb stairs, and exercise. Hips are ball and socket joints in which a […]
As New York City warms up for the summer, tennis players are taking to the courts. Here’s how to prevent some common injuries from interrupting the game.
IT band syndrome affects runners and office workers alike. Here’s how patients can identify the condition and reduce their discomfort.
Suffering from pain or weakness in your hip? Fortunately, most hip labral tears can be effectively treated without surgery.
Pain and numbness from sciatica can negatively impact your quality of life. Our guide explains the causes of this common condition and outlines effective treatment options to set you on the road to recovery.
Learn how to recognize a hip flexor injury, and what you can do about it. Hip flexors are the muscles that allow you to bring your knees to your chest, do high kicks, and bend at the waist. They include the inner hip muscles (iliopsoas), part of the quadriceps (rectus femoris), the inner thigh, and […]
Cyclists often irritate the tissues connected to the hip and low back due to the extremely repetitive nature of pealing in a bent over position. Hip bursitis is especially common when bikers increase the length or intensity of their rides suddenly. those new to cycling very often feel pain at the side of their hip […]
Hip pain is common for bikers, runners, other athletes and the elderly. Hip bursitis is very often the cause of this hip pain, and usually is fairly easy to treat. Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae which are little jelly like sacs found near joints and bony areas throughout the body such as our knees, elbows shoulders and hips. […]
The IT band is a piece of tissue that runs from our pelvis to the top of our shin bone. When the IT band is overworked it becomes tight and rubs against our thigh bone as we move. This causes symptoms such as: Pain at the outer hip, knee, or leg Swelling at the outer […]
A hip impingement is technically called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and it is the most common hip injury for young athletes. A hip impingement occurs when something causes the ball and socket joint of the hip to pinch the cartilage surrounding it, causing pain throughout the groin. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY HIP JOINT? There are multiple types of femoroacetabular impingement. […]
Piriformis Syndrome is a rather common hip injury affecting tennis players that is often mistaken for sciatica, due to similar symptoms. The Piriformis muscle is tiny, beginning at the base of our spine (sacrum) and attaching to the greater trochanter on our femur. The piriformis assists the glutes in rotating our hip joints, allowing us to perform hip extensions […]
Runners often experience hip pain and one common cause is Iliopsoas Syndrome. This condition refers to tendonitis in the group of iliopsoas muscles that connect the hip and lower back. Often, runners experience groin pain from Iliopsoas Syndrome without knowing which muscles are causing the pain. Because the iliopsoas muscles are in such a crucial […]
The hip is a large ball and socket joint. The hip labrum is cartilage that lines the inside hip joint, protecting the head of the femur which rests in the socket. A hip labral tear can result from damage occurring either over time, or from a sudden injury. Hip labral damage can be serious, as it does […]
Athletes from all sports backgrounds deal with tight hips or hip pain at some point. Hip flexors are the important muscles that attach our thigh bone, pelvis, and lumbar spine, enabling us to lift our legs as well as keep our hips and lower back stable. Because of their important role in balance and movement, […]
The most common question asked by patients suffering from painful bone-on-bone hip arthritis is when they can return to their normal activities after hip replacement surgery. The recovery time after hip replacement surgery is multifactorial. It can vary from 2 to 6 months. Younger patients, active patients, patients with good control and strength of muscles […]