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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 - 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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