Anterior_Hip_Muscles_2The hip is a deep ball and socket joint. This configuration makes for a very stable joint.  The hip is one of the most secure, and stable joints in the body. This stability is due to the depth of theacetabulum; the powerful muscles surrounding the joint; and a strong, fibrous capsule reinforced by ligaments. This stability is necessary to support the incredible forces that are placed onto this joint, particularly with weight bearing activities such as walking, running and jumping.

Because of the great stressors that the hip is subjected to on a daily basis, it is a common area of pain. The pain is often local, but can cause referred pain which can be experienced in other areas of the body, including the back and leg. Because of this, hip pain can frequently be misdiagnosed.

Common non-surgical ailments of the hip include

  • Athletic Pubalgia (Sports Hernia)

  • Gluteus  Tindonapathy

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

  • Iliopsoas Strain

  • Iliopsoas Tendinopathy

  • Hamstring Strain

  • Hamstring Tedinopathy

  • Hip Joint Arthritis

  • Internal Snapping Hip Syndrome

  • Hip Labral Pathology

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