bowler's hip

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A sport injury characterized by chronic deep pain in the hip. It is caused by inflammation of the iliopsoas tendon (iliopsoas tendinitis) and the bursa at the attachment point of the tendon on the inner part of the femur just below the hip. Bowler's hip may occur in any sports person, but is common in those who couple repeated hip extensions with twisting actions of the lower back. It can be an extremely frustrating injury to resolve if it is not treated in the early stages (e.g. with rest and anti-inflammatories).

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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