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Warming Up to Pickleball

In Knee Pain, Physical Therapy, Shoulder Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

Kirstin Weible, PT, ScD, COMT Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.  In fact, 4.8 million people were playing last year. The sport has been around for 50 years, but the pandemic saw a soaring increase in popularity.  In 2021, the average age of US pickleball players was 38, down from 2020 when the average age was …

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I Had A Hip Replacement, So Why Do I Still Have Groin Pain?

In Hip Pain, Uncategorized by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

A Common Surgery, a Rare Outcome Total hip replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in the US, and will soon be approaching 500,000 performed every year. Unlike other common orthopedic surgeries, which aren’t always as successful, total hip replacement is actually one of the most successful orthopedic surgeries. Just like any surgery, however, complications can occur.  After surgery, …

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What Everyone is Getting Wrong with Hip Bursitis

In Back Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

If you’ve ever had sharp pain in the side of your hip upon taking a step, it’s possible that you’ve been told you had hip bursitis. But let’s get one thing straight: “hip bursitis” is an old-fashioned name. The condition is now being called “gluteal tendinopathy” or “greater trochanteric pain syndrome.” These newer names emphasize that the bursa isn’t the …