Hip Problems

Hip Problems

What is the hip?

The hip is defined as the region on each side of the pelvis. The pelvis bone is made up of three sections, including the following:

The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint that allows motion and provides stability needed to bear body weight.

The socket area, which is inside the pelvis, is called the acetabulum. The ball part of this joint is the top of the leg bone. It joins with the acetabulum to form the hip joint.

The hip is one of the most stable joints in the body. But, its function, bearing the body's weight, makes it susceptible to arthritis due to excessive pressure. Pain in the hip may involve injury to muscles, tendons, or bursae (small fluid-filled sacs that cushion and lubricate joints).

What are common hip problems?

The following are some of the most common hip problems:

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