The hip joint is the largest joint of the human body. It is a ball and socket joint. The thigh bone (femur) ends with a rounded projection or ball (femoral head), which fits into the socket (acetabulum) of the pelvic girdle. Both the ball and socket are lined with cushioning tissue called cartilage. Both the acetabulum and hip capsule are “dressed” with smooth cartilage that ensures that movements take place with the least friction and resistance. Musculoskeletal pain is very common and can cause significant pain. However, other causes of hip pain may not originate in the hip itself. A herniated disc or trauma to the sciatic nerve and spinal stenosis can also cause significant hip pain. Pain in the hip can be very troublesome. It can provide great difficulty in employment and simple daily activities, which in turn will reduce the quality of life.
Hip pain can occur in any age group, but hip wear and referred pain are often problems associated with age increase. Muscle Inflammation and groin pain occur most frequently in younger people. The treatment by our practitioners at Chiro and SportsMed finds a relationship between age and disorders. Often, when the leg length is examined we often see a correlation between hip and groin pain and leg length difference.
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