Bone marrow oedema: is it serious and how should you manage it?

Bone marrow oedema is swelling or fluid build-up within the bone marrow. Often, oedema is detected by imaging such as MRI. So what is bone marrow oedema, and how should you manage it? What is bone marrow oedema? The bone marrow is the spongy part of the centre of bones. It is involved in [...]

By |2022-05-14T09:08:15+00:00April 21st, 2022|Hip, Knee, Pain|0 Comments

Gluteal tendon tear: how do you manage?

Pain on the outside of the hip is due to swelling of the tendons in the buttock. Often, this condition is called greater trochanteric pain syndrome. Sometimes, swelling of the gluteus medius tendon leads to tearing - either a partial or full tear, also known as gluteal tendon tear. How common are gluteal tendon [...]

By |2022-05-14T16:48:12+00:00March 27th, 2022|Hip, Injections|0 Comments

Tensor fasciae latae pain: common cause of hip pain in runners

Hip pain is a common injury in active runners.  Pain on the outside of the hip is thought to be due to trochanteric bursitis or gluteus medius tendinopathy. However, an injury to the TFL or tensor fasciae latae is also reasonably common in runners. This condition is called TFL enthesopathy or proximal ITB syndrome. [...]

By |2022-05-03T12:33:10+00:00January 9th, 2022|Hip, Injections, Pain, Tendons|0 Comments

Snapping hip syndrome: what causes it and how do we treat it?

Snapping hip syndrome is a condition that causes a snap or pop sound in the hip area with everyday hip movements. Sometimes, the snap can be accompanied by pain. What is snapping hip syndrome, how do we diagnose it, and how do we manage it? What is snapping hip syndrome?  Often, snapping or popping [...]

By |2022-04-25T10:43:37+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Hip, Imaging, Injections|0 Comments

Osteitis pubis steroid injection: how effective is it?

There are many causes of groin pain in athletes. One of the more common causes of groin pain is osteitis pubis, also known as pubic symphysitis. This condition occurs when there is significant inflammation and overload of the pubic symphysis. So, what is osteitis pubis, and can an osteitis pubis steroid injection help? What [...]

By |2022-05-03T04:28:43+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Groin, Hip, Injections|0 Comments

Injections for hip arthritis: what are your options?

The most common hip arthritis is osteoarthritis. This condition is characterised by progressive loss of the cartilage of the joint. As the cartilage is worn, bone is exposed, leading to inflammation and pain. Most hip arthritis occurs in people above the age of 50 years. However, some younger people in their 20s and 30s [...]

What are the common causes of hip pain after running?

Hip pain is common after running. The most common cause of hip pain after running is due to overload syndromes but other causes such as hip joint arthritis, muscle strains, and nerve trapping are also to blame. Runners with hip pain require a thorough assessment and imaging such as X-ray and MRI scans to [...]

By |2022-05-16T23:35:30+00:00June 10th, 2021|Buttock, Hip|0 Comments

Sacroiliac joint injection: when and how?

Sacroiliac joint pain is an under-recognised cause of buttock or groin pain. Generally, treatment consists of exercise therapy and activity modification. However, not all cases settle with simple treatments, so injections are needed. When and how for a sacroiliac joint injection? What is the sacroiliac joint?  The sacroiliac joints are located between the [...]

By |2022-05-03T10:02:59+00:00June 8th, 2021|Groin, Hip, Injections, Low back|0 Comments

Hip pain in runners: beware a hip stress fracture

A stress fracture of the hip is an injury close to the ball and socket hip joint. Stress fractures are injuries to the bone caused by repetitive microtrauma. Over time, this micro-injury leads to bone swelling and eventually a fracture. It differs from fractures caused by a high force, such as a fall or [...]

By |2022-04-30T15:41:16+00:00April 24th, 2021|Hip, Pain, Stress fracture|0 Comments

Hip impingement: what is it and how do we treat it?

Hip impingement, also known as femoroacetabular impingement, is a condition associated with an abnormal shape of the ball and socket joint. It is common in active sportspeople and even more common in elite athletes. But what does hip impingement mean and how should you manage it? What is hip impingement? Femoroacetabular impingement of [...]

By |2022-05-02T22:20:34+00:00April 18th, 2021|Cortisone injection, Hip|0 Comments
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