Throughout your life, your hip sees a lot of activity. Walking, running, jumping, dancing and anything you do on your two legs will employ some hip action. The great news is, the hip can withstand a lot of wear and tear without any issues — but it’s not indestructible. After years of usage, the cartilage can wear down, resulting in damage to this critical joint. Your hip is also susceptible to injury from a fall or accident. All of these issues can lead to hip pain.
When you’ve got sore hips, it may be time to seek out professional medical assistance. The team at Spine Institute of North America wants to see you up and about. That’s why we make it our goal to provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, so you can regain full mobility and live your life pain-free.
What Is Hip Pain?
Hip pain is a broad term that can cover a wide range of conditions or injuries. This pivotal joint allows you to do many activities because of its ability to withstand repeated motions over years of use. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint — in fact, it’s the body’s largest, connecting the femur to the hip bone to allow for fluid movement. This region also consists of cartilage, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue. Any problems that arise with these parts of the hip can lead to pain.