Your Hip is a vital joint of your lower body that is the primary weight bearing structure. Your Hip is essential in the simplest of daily activities such as walking, getting out of bed, and putting on pants. But if your Hip is compromised or limited, these simple daily activities aren’t so simple anymore.
Your hip is a very strong joint that provides stability and balance between your upper and lower body. However, the Hip joint is susceptible to sports related injuries and early stages of arthritis when it is overused or injured in sports such as Basketball, Football, Soccer or Track and Field.
With high intensity physical activity, inflexibility or poor body mechanics, the Hip can acquire many types of injuries very easily. The Hip labrum; the area where the Pelvis and Femur head join can be easily torn with a fast change of direction which can cause severe pain and lead to muscular over-compensation. If the Hip Labrum is torn, it can lead to other injuries of the surrounding connective tissues. Once the cartilage is compromised, the body begins to over-compensate for the injury and can lead to a muscle strain due to the overuse of the overlying muscles or poor posture due to the pain.