Osteoarthritis is a degenerative phenomenon attacking the cartilaginous aspect of the joints. Although this degeneration is only the fact of age, it can cause pain in some.
Osteoarthritis is a very common phenomenon in the population, especially in the over 50s. It can still start between 20 and 30 years. Men and women are affected in equal proportions.
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This common pathology affects many athletes of all levels. Runners are often affected. The most common type of shin splints is anterior tibial shin splints. It is due to an irritation of the connective tissues (the periosteum) which attaches to the tibial bone. It results from overwork that causes micro-tears and inflammation of the periosteum.
The strip is a thick fibro-elastic membrane that starts from the hip to attach to the shin. Most of the time people will complain of pain at the lateral aspect of the knee. Sometimes it is the proximal portion that will become irritated and thus create pain in the hip.
Strip syndrome is usually caused by excessive strip friction on the lateral femoral epicondyle causing inflammation of the tissues under the strip. This affects runners and cyclists more often.
Aberrant biomechanics during exercise can be the main cause. It can be excessive pronation of the foot, internal rotation of the tibia or retroversion of the hip. Sometimes only a lack of flexibility can be the cause. It is also possible that the person has an imbalance between the flexors and the extensors of the knee. A weakness of the hip abductors can cause stress on the knee and create the syndrome. Overtraining or increasing distances too fast during the race or cycling may be the cause.