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PROXIMAL HAMSTRING TENDINOPATHY – KEY ISSUES IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy is a musculoskeletal problem that usually occurs in athletes who frequently bend their hips with a relatively extended knee. It mainly appears in long and medium distance runners and less often on sprinters. Running uphill is also a predisposing factor.     CLINICAL PRESENTATION The tendinopathy's initial presentation mimics a classic case of sciatica. The pain is felt at the buttock, and often radiates at the posterior aspect of the thigh. Initially, it appears only in running,...

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Low Back Pain: Is it bad to bend over at the waist?

  For many years, the prevailing notion has been that the safest way to lift objects off the floor is to bend the knees and keep the back straight, as shown in the icon below.       However, this general guideline, which does not deal with each case separately, does not seem to have reduce the incidence of low back pain. On the contrary, its indiscriminate implementation has created a subgroup of people who have now lost the ability...

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ISOKINETIC MEDICAL CONFERENCE, MILAN, 2014

Alex Karagiannidis attended the Isokinetic Medical Conference, in Milan, Italy. The topic of the Conference was "Football Medicine Strategies for Joint and Ligament Injuries" and the emphasis was on the latest evidence regarding the treatment and rehabilitation of the ligamentous injuries in athletes and especially the post-op rehabilitation of the athletes who sustained an ACL injury.

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