There are various types of injuries and conditions that can affect the hip joint. Here are some of the most common:
- Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects the joint’s cartilage, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility.
- Bursitis: Bursitis occurs when the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip joint become inflamed, causing pain and tenderness in the hip area.
- Hip Fracture: A hip fracture is a break in the hip bone, usually caused by a fall or other traumatic injury.
- Labral Tear: The labrum is a ring of cartilage that surrounds the hip joint’s socket, and a tear can cause pain and instability in the joint.
- Tendinitis: Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons that connect muscles to bones, which can cause pain and tenderness in the hip area.
- Hip Impingement: Hip impingement occurs when the bones of the hip joint rub against each other, causing pain and limited mobility.
- Snapping Hip Syndrome: Snapping hip syndrome is a condition where the muscles, tendons, or other soft tissues around the hip joint snap or pop, causing discomfort or pain.
- Hip Dislocation: A hip dislocation occurs when the ball of the hip joint is forced out of its socket, causing severe pain and limited mobility.
- Avascular Necrosis: Avascular necrosis is a condition where the bone tissue in the hip joint dies due to a lack of blood supply, which can cause pain and reduced mobility.