The principle of “creep” states that a sustained force placed upon a tissue will deform that tissue to the force. In this study of foam rolling the ITB…
Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome is a movement-related condition, usually caused by abnormal bone formation of the femoral head and/or acetabulum.
The authors suggested that experienced dancers demonstrate safer landing strategies compared to recreational athletes. Dance training experience may provide protection against high-risk movement patterns. And thus, dance training may be modeled to prevent ACL injuries.
So, if hip abductor group on one side is tighter at baseline tone than the hip adductor group on that side, the pelvis will be pulled into depression on that side, resulting in a lumbar scoliosis that is convex on that side. Similarly, tight opposite-side hip adductor musculature can cause the same scoliotic curve.
Tight hip flexor musculature causes excessive anterior tilt of the pelvis… hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine… hyperkyphosis of the thoracic spine… hypolordosis of the lower neck with hyperextension of the head at the atlanto-occipital joint… forward head carriage… tight posterior neck muscles… headache.
Stretching the rectus femoris of the quadriceps femoris group. The rectus femoris is the only quadricep muscle that crosses the hip joint. It crosses it anteriorly with a vertical direction to its fibers, so it flexes the thigh at the hip joint and it anteriorly tilts the pelvis at the hip joint.
Even when the original reason for the sacroiliac stabilization is valid, often the human body overdoes it and tightens the musculature excessively and/or keeps it tight long after it needs to be, so the musculature becomes stuck in a chronic pattern of hypertonicity.
The study demonstrated that four sessions of MFR of the lower limb can induce an improvement in the isolated external hip joint rotation. The authors hypothesized that the improvement in the hip joint’s ROM was due to reduced myofascial stiffness after the MFR treatments.
The authors concluded that decreased hip ROM in professional soccer players is associated with more hip pain and groin pain and is associated with previous injuries, independent of the presence of a cam deformity.
Patients with lateral hip pain on Single Leg Stance and who are not palpably tender over the greater trochanter are unlikely to have gluteal tendinopathy.