Hip Pain Conditions

Your hip is a ball and socket joint that connects the thigh bone to the pelvic bone. Patients who are born with or later develop hip conditions can experience pain from atypical anatomy. Additionally, athletes can experiences hip problems from strains or tendinitis. If you are experiencing pain, weakness or instability in your hip, you should schedule an office visit.

Arthritis of the Hip

While some people refer to the term arthritis as if it were a single disease, it can’t be so easily categorized. Arthritis in the broadest sense simply refers to joint pain or joint disease.

Hip Labral Tears

An injury to the labrum, the soft tissue that covers the acetabulum (socket) of the hip. A hip labral tear can be caused by injury, structural problems, or degenerative issues. Symptoms include pain in the hip or stiffness.

Hip Fractures

A break in the upper quarter of the thighbone, near the hip joint.

Bursitis

Inflammation of the fluid-filled pads (bursae) that act as cushions at the joints.

Hip Strains

When one of the muscles supporting the hip joint is stretched beyond its limit or torn. Strains may be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the injury. A severe strain can limit your ability to move your hip.

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