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Common Hip Problems

As you would expect from a joint as significant and essential as the hip, many difficulties can arise. The following injuries and disabilities are among the most common.

Muscle Strain

In athletes and persons who do weight training, Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common. Arthritis inflames the hip joint and breaks down the cartilage cushioning the hip bones. Arthritis limits joint movement and produces pain.

Tendonitis

Tendons connect our bones to muscles. trochanteric bursitis, causes pain with hip movement.

Hip Pointers

These contusions, bruises, come from a direct blow to the outside of your hip that causes fractures of the hip.

Stress Fractures of the Hip

These hip labral tear occurs, the joint pinches a piece of the labrum causing pain and a feeling of catching.

Femoroacetabular Impingement

Doctors call this condition Osteitis Pubis may be due to the repetitive pulling of muscles over the front of the hip joint. Pain resulting from this is usually related to activity.

Traumatic Hip Subluxation & Dislocation

The osteonecrosis, this condition occurs if the flow of blood to the hip bones slows, causing the death of bone tissue. It can happen in other bones as well, but it often occurs in the hip. The necrosis can occur because of a fracture, dislocation, or long-term use of steroids.

Common Hip Problems
As you would expect from a joint as significant and essential as the hip, many difficulties can arise.

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Common Hip Problems
In athletes and persons who do weight training, the strain of one or more of the hip muscles is a result of an eccentric contraction. Repetitive eccentric contraction of a muscle is the point of weight training. The muscle lengthens while under a load. These motions cause tremendous forces, leading to strains. They typically occur in the groin and hamstring muscles of the leg.

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