I have bursitis - what does that mean?

I have bursitis - what does that mean?

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons and bones to reduce friction. Bursae are found in different joints throughout the body and act to facilitate smooth movements where muscles and tendons glide over bones.

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Growth Plate Injuries

Growth Plate Injuries

During this season of winter sports, injuries are common in the younger athlete. Children and teenagers are at particular risk of injuries during growth spurts, a time when they have to continually adjust in areas of coordination and sports skills.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain – the sacroiliac joint

Pelvic Girdle Pain – the sacroiliac joint

Pelvic girdle pain typically describes pain in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) region which may also include referred pain into the back of the thigh, or in some cases to the pubic symphysis at the front. It is rare for pelvic pain to spread below the knee.

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Whiplash

Whiplash

Whiplash describes the variety of symptoms that are often reported following an acceleration/deceleration injury to the neck, which is most commonly in the form of a road traffic accident.

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“My jaw hurts!” Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

“My jaw hurts!” Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

TMD describes a variety of conditions related to the jaw, jaw joint (temporomandibular joint- TMJ), and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw.

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Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip OA)

Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip OA)

Hip OA is a common form of arthritis resulting in structural failure of the hip (femoro-acetabular) joint and functional failure of the surrounding muscles.

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