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The hip is one of the largest joints in your body. It supports a variety of movements and bears your body’s weight. The hip’s ball-and-socket shape stabilizes your thighbone in the socket of your pelvis. In addition to bones, your hip joint includes cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues inside and around it. Problems with any of these structures can affect your mobility and overall quality of life. Common hip conditions include:
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The causes of hip injuries and conditions depend on the type of problem. Hip injuries, including strains, fractures, and dislocations, are usually caused by trauma. This can be due to a car accident, sports injuries, a blow to the hip, or a fall.
Arthritis and other chronic problems are caused by degeneration of the joint surfaces over time. Repetitive motions can cause overuse injuries, such as hip bursitis. Osteoporosis — a condition that causes bones to weaken or thin — can make hip problems more likely.
Hip pain is a common symptom of hip injuries. It can be felt in the knees, buttocks, and thighs. The pain can be achy, dull, or sharp. Other symptoms include:
If you dislocate or fracture your hip, the pain may be severe. You may not be able to rotate or move your hip.
Many hip injuries and conditions respond well to nonsurgical treatments, including anti-inflammatory medicines, modifying activities, and rest. Orthopedic physical therapy can help relieve pain and restore range of motion, flexibility, and strength to your hip. It can also help prevent future hip problems.
Hip fractures and dislocations may require surgery to properly treat the injury.
If you need hip replacement, we offer orthopedic care classes to help you know what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Our Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center campuses have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for joint replacement because of their compliance with the standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.
Dignity Health provides high-quality treatment for hip injuries and hip conditions in Arizona.