Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are various forms including, amoungst others, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis and gout but osteoarthritis is the most common type.
Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more small sacs of synovial fluid. These are found over bony prominences where a muscle or tendon might friction and get damaged.
DOMS is the commonly used abbreviation of ‘Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness’ and is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles a while after unusual or strenuous exercise.
Felt most strongly from 24 to 72 hours after exercise, it is thought to be caused by lengthening or ‘Eccentric’ exercise, which causes ‘micro-trauma’ or small-scale damage to muscle fibres. The muscle adapts rapidly after exercise, to prevent muscle damage and soreness, if the exercise is repeated.
Widespread pain to the muscles of the body, unusually high levels of fatigue, tender points in multiple areas and great sensitivity to seemingly normal things, are all indicative of someone suffering from the disorder known as Fibromyalgia.
Groin pain or a Groin strain may be due to stress or a rupture to any of the following 5 structures:
People experience hip pain at different times and for different reasons. Most commonly, you fear that there is something wrong with the actual joint which could mean years of trouble or future operations which nobody wants! The first suggestion I make is to look at the location of the pain. Hip JOINT pain is usually experienced in the front, next to the groin. If your pain is more towards the side, its likely to be something other than the joint.
The hip joint consists of a ‘ball and socket’ mechanism and it normally moves freely through a wide range of movements, but a problem that can interfere with this free motion is known as Hip impingement or FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingement).
The Labrum is a ring of cartilage that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint. In addition to cushioning the hip joint, it acts like a rubber seal to hold the ball at the top of your thigh bone within your hip socket. When part of that cartilage is torn from the socket it is known as a Hip labral tear.
‘Ligament sprains’ and ‘Muscle strain’ are often confused and usually written about in tandem, however they are in fact quite different. Muscle and tendon (joining muscle to bone) strains occur when there is a poor level of fitness or poor dynamic control within the muscles, whereas Ligaments join bone to bone and injuries occur when there is excessive movement forced through a joint...quite different and so we deal with them in separate articles.
‘Muscle strains’ and ‘Ligament sprains’ and are often confused and usually written about in tandem, and although the rehabilitation principles are similar they are in fact quite different conditions. Ligaments join bone to bone and injuries occur when there is excessive movement forced through a joint, whereas muscle and tendon (joining muscle to bone) strains occur when there is a poor level of fitness or poor dynamic control within the muscles...quite different and so we deal with them in separate articles.
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Elbow and Forearm
Wrist and Hand
Upper Back and Chest
Hip and Thigh
Knee and Leg
Ankle and Foot
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