The hips are large, weight-bearing, multiaxial joints. They are also referred to as ball-and-socket joints because of how the spherical thigh bone sits inside the hollow socket of the pelvis. The shape it creates imitates a perfect ball-and-socket.
The hip is one of the strongest yet most flexible joints in the human body. Second, only to the shoulder, hips allow for the greatest range of motion. Hips have a symbiotic relationship with the large muscle groups that surround it. The muscles surrounding the hips create the foundation that allows our legs to move freely in all directions.
Like the knee, hips are a common location of pain due to mechanical stress and movement. Hip pain is typically caused by an injury to the area, arthritis or another type of condition such as sciatica.
Rejuvinix offers specialized, non-surgical treatments for hips that can significantly reduce pain and increase their functionality.
Causes of Hip Pain
When the hip joint itself is the cause of hip pain, one may experience pain on the inside of the hip or the groin. Hip pain on the outside of the hip or upper thigh is typically caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, and tendons that surround the hip joint. Hip pain can be caused by problems in the bones or cartilage of the hip, including:
- Hip fractures
- Infection in the bones or joints
- Pinched nerves
Symptoms of Hip Pain
Depending on the cause of your hip pain, you may feel discomfort in your:
- Inside of the hip joint
- Outside of the hip joint
Treatment for Hip Pain
Treatment of hip pain depends on the exact cause of the pain. By getting a comprehensive physical examination, our team will be able to accurately diagnose the condition and the underlying cause of the hip pain. Once the condition is diagnosed, proper treatment might include strengthening and stretching movements as well as other techniques to increase hip functionality. Treatment may also include the following: