The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint, connecting the thigh bone to the pelvis.Hip injuries are common among athletes, especially those involved in high-energy sports

  • Some of the most common hip injuries include strains, sprains, bursitis, and tendonitis.
  • Strains occur when the muscles or tendons in the hip are overstretched or torn
  • Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the hip joint
  • Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendons that attach the muscles to the bones.
  • Hip fractures are also common among older adults, due to osteoporosis.


  • Pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited range of motion in the joint.


  • Treatment options for hip injuries depend on the type and severity of the injury.
  • It may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, physical therapy, medications.
  • Surgery in severe cases.

Prevention strategies for hip injuries include proper warm-up and stretching before physical activity, wearing appropriate footwear, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding overuse or repetitive movements that strain the joint.

Hip injuries can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, affecting their mobility and ability to perform daily tasks. It is important to seek prompt medical attention for any hip pain or injury to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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