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Blogs and Articles — Hip

Injuries of the Hip - Trochanteric Bursitis

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Gluteus Maximus Trigger Points - Overview     Trochanteric (Hip) Bursitis is often associated with trigger points in the gluteus maximus Trochanteric bursitis commonly results when the bursa over the greater trochanter of the femur is irritated by repetitive stresses encountered during running activities. The greater trochanter is the bony prominence on the upper lateral portion of the femur to which many muscles of the hip and thigh attach. The trochanteric bursa lies between gluteus maximus and the posterolateral surface of the greater trochanter. Several other muscles cross this region and because they are generally rubbing across the bone...

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Trigger Point Therapy | Sartorius Muscle | Hip Pain | Knee Pain

Posted by Team NAT on

  Sartorius is the most superficial muscle of the anterior thigh and is also the longest strap muscle in the body    Sartorius Muscle and Trigger Points          The medial border of the upper third of this muscle forms the lateral boundary of the femoral triangle (adductor longus forms the medial boundary, and the inguinal ligament forms the superior boundary). The action of sartorius is to put the lower limbs in the seated cross-legged position of the tailor (hence its name from the Latin "sator" meaning tailor).   Sartorius - Common Trigger Point Sites     Satellite Myofascial Trigger Points The...

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Iliotibial Band (ITB) | Tensor Fasciae Latae (TFL) | Hip Restrictions

Posted by Judith Winer on

      TFL Trigger Points - Pain can refer midway down the lateral thigh and will often radiate to the knee The tensor fasciae latae (TFL) is a vitally important structure in providing stability through the knee and pelvis. This muscle is a junction for several chains, including the spiral and lateral chains. The anteromedial fibers are responsible for flexion of the thigh, while the posterolateral fibers provide stability to the knee.   Treating TFL Trigger Points - Stuart Hinds         The tensor fasciae latae assists various muscles, including the gluteus medius and minimus, rectus femoris, iliopsoas, pectineus,...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Quadratus Lumborum

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

Lower Back Pain (LBP) and especially chronic LBP is often associated with trigger points in the Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscles. The QL is small muscle that punches way above its weight. The QL laterally flexes the vertebral column; fixes the 12th rib during deep respiration (e.g. helps stabilize diaphragm for singers exercising voice control); and helps extend the lumbar part of the vertebral column, and provide it with lateral stability. Being such an active muscle, trigger points form in the QL for a whole host of reasons including repetitive strain injuries brought on by common daily activities such as gardening,...

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What is Appendicular Sciatica?

Posted by Jane Ziegler on

    With "Appendicular Sciatica", both the root cause and our approach to treatment are different than would be the case with "Axial Sciatica" This is because in Appendicular sciatica, it is usually soft tissue that traps the sciatic nerve. This form of sciatica can be just as painful as axial sciatica, but it will typically respond to soft-tissue work. Axial Sciatica Axial sciatica can be associated with spinal instability (which may well be made worse if we go powering in with indiscriminate deep work), so in treatment of Axial sciatica our aim is simply to ease the whole-body tensing...

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