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Hip Pain/ Groin Pain

One of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, the hip is where the thigh bone meets the pelvis to form a ball-and-socket joint. The hip joint consists of two main parts:

  • Femoral head– a ball-shaped piece of bone located at the top of your thigh bone, or femur.
  • Acetabulum – a socket in your pelvis into which the femoral head fits.

Bands of tissue, called ligaments, connect the ball to the socket, stabilizing the hip and forming the joint capsule. The hip is surrounded by large muscles that support the joint and enable movement.

Causes:
  • Hip injury may result in fracture of hip bone / pelvic bone or dislocation of the joint.
  • Arthritis, which may be degenerative like osteoarthritis, or inflammatory like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It may get involved in Ankylosing spondylitis, gout, lupus disease, TB or other infections.
Management at AktivHealth:

The doctor will conduct a full examination and may advise X-rays, CT or MR scan along with certain blood tests to identify the cause of hip pain. In addition, during the physical exam Doctor will look at your hip and other joints, if you are experiencing any problems with joints besides your hip joint. Depending upon the diagnosis and associated problem an appropriate plan of treatment that may include medications, exercises, manipulations, etc. will be advised. In situations requiring surgery, it will be recommended along with pre and post-operative rehab plan for early and optimal recovery

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