The hip joint is the largest joint of the human body. The anatomy of the hip includes a complex array of bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves all working together to provide a wide range of motion and support for the human body.
Due to the complexity of the hip, there are numerous conditions that can affect it and cause hip pain including:
Hip pain can also be a symptom of a problem in another part of the body. Health conditions related to the spine and nervous system such as herniated discs and sciatica are common sources of hip pain.
At Baker Chiropractic and Wellness, we have been helping patients with hip pain for over 20 years. Our comprehensive chiropractic care has proven to be very effective with correctly diagnosing the underlying cause of hip pain and relieving that pain.
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The hip joint is where the round head of the femur bone of the leg meets the socket of the acetabulum bone of the hip. Inflammation within the hip joint due to an injury or an illness can cause pain in the hip joint. In addition, the cartilage lining the hip joint which allows for smooth movement of the joint can also become damaged causing pain in the hip joint. Finally, the series of muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves surrounding or traveling through the hip can be the sources of pain as described in more detail below.
The muscles located at the front of the hip are called hip flexors. They allow movement of the knee towards the chest. Running, sprinting, kicking and climbing stairs are typical movements where the hip flexor muscles are utilized. If hip flexor muscles are injured or stressed, it can cause various degrees of pain in the front part of the hips or in the lower abdomen. Hip flexor pain can make every day functions like walking very discomforting.
The psoas (pronounced “so-as”) muscles are powerful muscles that control a variety of movements in the spine and hips. They are also a common source of hip pain.
Psoas muscles are one of the largest and thickest muscles of the human body and have diverse functions. Psoas muscles are vital to walking, bending, sitting and many other movements relating to the lower back, hips and thighs. The psoas muscles can become injured or stressed from such things as poor posture or prolonged sitting. When the psoas muscle does suffer some type of injury or stress, it can cause pain anywhere from the mid-back region down through the hips to the thighs.