Hip Strains

Several muscles are attached to the hip bone.  When these muscles are injured due to overuse, overstretching, sudden muscle contractions or forceful impact, the muscle fibers begin to tear which creates the muscle strain. You will feel pain in the hip area especially when using the muscle, swelling and even loss of muscle strength.

Developmental Dislocation of the Hip

Developmental dislocation or dysplasia or the hip is a condition that some babies are born with where there is an abnormal formation in the hip joint.  With Developmental Dislocation of the Hip, the ball of the femur is not correctly attached to the hip socket.  The femur ball is loosely or completely separated from the hip socket. 

Hip Bursitis

Hip Bursitis is when there is inflammation of either one of the hip bursas; the trochanteric bursa and the ischial bursa.  You will experience stiffness, inflammation and pain in the hip area with hip bursitis.

Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip

In general, arthritis is the inflammation of a joint.  The three common types of inflammatory arthritis of the hip is Rhematoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and systemic lupus erythematosus.  The pain experienced by patients with inflammatory arthritis of the hip includes dull pains in the buttocks, outer thigh and groin area which may hinder your movement.

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the hip is the wearing down of the articular cartilage in the hip bones which help your joints to normally glide in the socket.  The cartilage is worn down which creates a narrow space in the joint and disfigures the ball of the femur bone.  Signs of osteoarthritis include stiffness, inflammation and pain in the thigh, buttocks and groin region.

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis is an adolescent condition that occurs around puberty where the balls of the femur bone slip away from the socket in a reverse direction because of accelerated growth.  The growth plate is too weak to meet the demands of the adolescent’s growth which causes the slipping of the femoral ball.  Hip and knee pain are associated with Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.

Snapping Hip

Snapping hip is when there is sensation of your hip popping in and out of place like a snap.  This is actually the muscles and tendons shifting position over the thighbone.  The snapping hip may cause for concern but it is normally painless and harmless.

Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip is a temporary condition which causes hip pain in the joint area.  If no other condition has been diagnosed, then Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip is normally the condition, characterized by sudden pain in the hip area which is not caused by a previous injury or stress fracture.

Muscle Strains in the Thigh

The thigh consists of three main muscles; the hamstring, the quadriceps and the adductor muscles.  When one of these muscles are overused, trained without rest or overstretched the muscle fibers begin to tear creating muscle strains in the thigh.  Pain may be like a snapping or popping feeling at the time of the strain and continue to be severe until it the muscle strain in the thigh is healed.

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome occurs when there is too much friction between the femoral head and the hip socket. This syndrome quickly wears down the labral cartilage and the articular cartilage.  This may be caused by an abnormally paired femoral head and socket where they do not fit together properly or where the hip socket covers too much of the femoral head.


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