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HTC - Blog - Perthes Disease

Perthes disease

Perthes disease is a self- limiting rare condition of immature hip caused by disruption of blood supply to the rounded head of the thigh bone. Blood provides oxygen and nutrients to your bone. Lack of circulation at the head of the thigh bone might cause the bone cells to die and is called avascular necrosis. …

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HTC - Blog - Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid Syndrome

Cuboid syndrome is a medical condition caused when the cuboid bone moves out of alignment. The cuboid bone is part of a joint that helps to maintain foot mobility when walking. Cuboid syndrome is thought to be a common source of lateral midfoot pain in athletes. The prevalence of cuboid syndrome is unclear. Approximately 4% …

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HTC - Hypermobility

What is Hypermobility?

Joint hypermobility means that a person’s joints have a greater range of motion than is expected or normal. People with hypermobility are particularly flexible and able to move their limbs into positions others find impossible. Hypermobility affects around 30% of the population, with around 10% of these people living with symptoms which can range from mild …

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HTC - Blog - Sever's Disease

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a type of heel pain, also known as calcaneal apophysitis or calcaneo apophysitis. An apophysis is the ossific nucleus of a growth plate which is the site of insertion of ligaments and tendons.  This area contains the open growth plate called physis. The closure of the calcaneus growth plate typically occurs around the age …

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HTC - Blog - Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal Tendinopathy

A gluteal tendinopathy is a common injury that occurs on the outside of the hip or buttock. It is a condition that results from compression forces applied to the gluteal tendons leading to its frequent compression. If the force changes this can lead to changes in the tendon making it less able to tolerate the …

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HTC - Blog - Whiplash

Whiplash – Treatment

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs after an incident involving sudden movement of the head and neck. Whiplash is a broad term that describes neck pain following an injury to soft tissue and or bony structures of the neck. These injuries occur due to a sudden acceleration-deceleration incident where …

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HTC - Blog - Tennis Elbow

All About Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is inflammation or, in some cases, micro tearing of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. Recent studies show that tennis elbow is often due to damage to a specific forearm muscle. The extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB) muscle helps stabilize the wrist when …

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HTC - Blog - Core Exercise

Core Exercises

What is Core? When we refer to the core, we are referring to several groups of muscles, not just one. We should also talk about these muscles as “movers” versus “stabilizers,” and I’ll explain what that means as we get further along. The main components of the core are: the rectus abdominis (your six-pack abs) at the …

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HTC - Blog - Management of Sciatica

Management of Sciatica

What is Sciatica? The term sciatica refers to pain, inflammation and neurological sensations associated with the sciatic nerve, most commonly presenting itself as pain radiating down the back of the leg. It most commonly occurs when a herniated disk or narrowing of the spine (spinal stenosis) compresses part of the sciatic nerve. The pain can …

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HTC - Blog - Shin Splints

SHIN SPLINTS – Treatment

The term ‘shin splints’ refers to pain felt around the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). You may also have heard the phrase medial tibial stress syndrome used by your doctors. This is another term for shin splints. Shin splints are highly prevalent in the sporting population and specifically athletes who engage in repetitive activities …

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