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What Is Inguinal Hernia? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

What Is Inguinal Hernia? Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 27/02/2016 0
An inguinal hernia takes place when soft tissue, often a part of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity or intestine, sticks out through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. The protrusion or bulge that results causes severe pain to sufferers, especially while bending over, lifting a heavy object or even while coughing.However, the inguinal hernia is quite innocuous by itself. The only problem is that it doesn’t improve or go away on its own and may lead to some detrimental complications. Therefore, a doctor will most likely recommend fixing a hernia that’s increasing in size and becoming more painful, via a common surgical procedure. ...
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Quadriceps Strain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Quadriceps Strain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 16/05/2015 0
Quadriceps strain involves the tearing of the quadriceps muscles (also known as quads) located at the front of your thighs. The injury commonly occurs during running or kicking sports and can cause pain in the outer thigh area.The quads are the large muscle group at the front of the thigh, which comprise of the rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis and vastus intermedius. These muscles originate from the pelvis and femur and insert into the shin bone (tibia) in the lower leg.Your quads play a role in straightening and controlling the knee. They are especially active during kicking, jumping, sprinting, hopping and other similar act...
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Groin Strain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Groin Strain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 16/05/2015 0
A groin strain is a common injury which involves the tearing of the adductor muscles, located in the inner aspect of the thigh. The adductor muscles originate from the pelvis and they enter the femur and the bones in the lower legs. There are five adductor muscles, of which the adductor pectineus, brevis, and longus are the short adductor muscles that start from the pelvis and insert into the femur and the long adductor muscles, adductor gracilis and magnus, which go from pelvis to knee.The groin muscles play a key role in stabilizing the pelvis allowing the leg movements to the body’s midline. Your groin muscles are usually active while you ...
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Hip Flexor Strain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Hip Flexor Strain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Admin 16/05/2015 0
A hip flexor strain refers to an injury which involves the tearing of one or more of the muscles located at the front of the hip called the hip flexor muscles.  The hip flexor muscles include the psoas minor muscle, the psoas major muscle, the iliacus muscle, the iliopsoas muscle and the sartorius muscle. This condition is characterized by the pain in the front of the groin or hip. The iliopsoas, which starts from the lower back and pelvis and attached to the femur, is a muscle among the hip flexor muscles that is most commonly affected during a hip flexor strain. Your hip flexors play a key role in moving your knee towards your chest with th...
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