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Trochanteric Bursitis

Over the upper lateral part of the femur, beneath the fascia lata, lies a superficial bursa, with a deeper one between the tendon of the gluteus medius muscle and the posterior surface of the greater trochanter. In cases of falls or blows affecting the hip, the superficial bursa can become the site of bleeding, sometimes […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sport

Rheumatoid arthritis does not have to exclude sport. Physical activities that are known to have a beneficial effect should be encouraged. Above all, athletes with arthritis should indulge in active exercises requiring muscular effort. Hiking, swimming, and crosscountry skiing are beneficial.

Other diseases of the joints

Joint infections

Infection may reach a joint either […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the world’s most common bone disease, being almost universal in older women owing to postmenopausal hormonal changes and a decrease in activity. Half of all women over 45 years old have some X-ray evidence of osteoporosis, and by age 75 years that proportion increases to 90%. Osteoporosis also occurs in younger women as […]

Hip Joint Osteoarthritis

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of diffuse exercise-induced pain in the groin. The hip joint is usually stiff and more painful in the morning than in the afternoon and rotational movements are most difficult. In severe cases, there is pain during rest. There are periods of better and worse symptoms. Secondary muscular symptoms are […]

Osteoarthritis

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of diffuse or localised exercise-induced pain and effusion of the knee. The knee is usually stiff and more painful in the morning than in the afternoon. In severe cases there is pain during rest. There are periods of better and worse symptoms. Clicking, crunching and pseudo-locking can occur. It usually […]