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Hamstring Injuries

The hamstrings are the three main muscles in the back of the thigh. They run from the top of your shin bone to the bony part in your buttock (ischial tuberosity). Their main purpose is to bend the knee though they also help extend (straighten) the hip.

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Iliopsoas Tendinopathy: Dancer's Hip

Iliopsoas tendinopathy is a common cause of hip and groin pain. It is common amongst not only dancers but other sports involving lots of changes of direction also. It usually comes on quite gradually and eases somewhat with rest periods. It is common to also have snapping or clicking at your hip also.

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament is an important stabilising ligament of the knee. Injuries to this ligament make up between 5 and 20% of all knee ligament injuries.

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The knee joint is the most common place to have osteoarthritis. It is more common in the compartment on the inside (medial aspect) of the knee though often can happen in both.

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Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Total shoulder replacement is an operation used to treat the pain caused by shoulder osteoarthritis. It may also be done if you have a very significant shoulder fracture. It involves replacing both the ball and socket of the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint with similarly shaped prosthetics.

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Lateral Hip Pain

Lateral hip pain is a common condition affecting up to 25% of Australians at any given time. It used to be called trochanteric bursitis but more recent studies are showing that it is likely more related to irritation of the tendons on the outside of the hip that attach nearby.

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