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Common Hip Injuries Explained

Do you ever wonder why you are having this constant discomfort in your hip?

Do you spend time searching through Google to understand what is going on and all of your searches send you into a downward spiral of thinking you need surgery to fix your pain?

Well, we are here to tell you it is going to be okay. Take a deep breath and let’s dive in!

 

The Hip Anatomy

 

As you can see in the images above, the hip can be quite complicated which is why it may be hard to differentiate exactly what is causing your pain. Now, before we get into common issues we see and treat here at Alliance Regen & Rehab, we wanted to provide a brief overview of how involved our hip is on a daily basis.

The hip joint is a large ball and socket joint comprised of the femoral head and the deep socket of the acetabulum (part of your pelvis). Within this deep socket is a circular piece of cartilage that we call the labrum. Our hip labrum works to stabilize the joint and allows for smooth...

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Heel Striking: Why You Should Take Notice

Do you ever think about your running form while you're running?

Maybe you've noticed that you tend to land on your heels when you strike the ground and maybe your shoes always wear out faster on the heels than anywhere else. 

Or maybe you're like most people and you've never really paid much attention to how you're running at all. 

No matter which bucket you fall into, there's a good chance that you have at least heard of the dreaded term "heel strike." 

You may have brushed it off and disregarded it, or maybe you took it incredibly seriously and starting to do whatever you could to change it. Lucky for you, this blog will shed some light on heel striking. We're going to cover why it's often feared, what the deal is with this "heel striking" thing, why you should pay attention to it, and some ideas on how you can even begin to change it.

Heel Striking vs. Mid-Foot Striking vs. Forefoot Striking

You can't really talk about heel striking unless you at least mention some...

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