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Coxarthrosis (Hip osteoarthritis)

Localized hip osteoarthritis is called coxarthrosis. Osteoarthritis is a normal aging process that occurs in all joints. Causes are many, but genetics and joint trauma are the two main contributing factors. Contrary to popular belief, running does not increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Continued running seems to make many osteoarthritis sufferers more comfortable with their osteoarthritic pain. Continuing to gradually move and stress the affected joint seems to be the best way to maintain good function and age well.

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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Trochanteric bursitis)

Trochanteric bursitis (characterized by pain on the side of the hip) is an inflammation of the hip bursa, a small, fibrous, fluid-filled pocket that reduces friction and compression between the iliotibial band and trochanteric bone (the hard part on the side of your hip). The iliotibial band is a large tendon that extends the entire lateral side of the thigh from the waist to the knee. When the foot presses against the ground, tension in the band increases because the pelvis opposite the foot lowers slightly. This lowering can be exaggerated if the gluteal muscles do not work properly.

Lumbago (Lower back pain)

High-speed and downhill running significantly increase lumbar vertebrae extension. These unusual movements can irritate the spinal facet joints in some runners. These joints connect the vertebrae together. Besides causing pain in the lower back, referred pain may be felt in the legs and can sometimes be associated with numbness.

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High Hamstring Tendinopathy (Gluteal tendinitis)

High hamstring tendinopathy is a common problem among recreational runners. This injury causes localized pain in the gluteal fold; health professionals often confuse it with lumbar pain and gluteal muscle or piriformis muscle pain. It is mainly reproduced with heel to buttocks movements against resistance.

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