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Top Causes of Hip Snapping and How To Fix it

So, you’re at the gym doing your regular workout, but something doesn’t feel right.  Your hip seems to get tighter every time you stand up from your squat.  And then suddenly, SNAP!  Something deep in your hip clunks and scares you.  You’re pretty sure you just dislocated your hip!  But instead of the pain you […]

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a rare problem that I have actually ended up seeing fairly regularly.  That’s because I’m a surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hip disorders. So I see a lot of people diagnosed with labrum tears of the hip, and a certain percent of them are actually piriformis syndrome that was misdiagnosed as […]

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The REAL Cause of Trochanteric Bursitis (And What You Can Do About It)

What is trochanteric bursitis? Trochanteric bursitis is a common cause of hip pain.  Trochanteric bursitis is traditionally described as an inflammation of the bursa at the lateral side of the hip.  Pain is usually over the bony point of the hip known as the greater trochanter.  Most physicians will tell you that simply relieving the […]

Common Causes of Hip Pain When Squatting

What Causes Hip Pain? Pain around the hip is very common in athletes. As an orthopedic surgeon that cares for a lot of weight lifters and functional fitness athletes, I see many different causes of hip pain. Some people get hip pain while rowing, and we've done a separate post about that topic. (check it [...]

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