Hip Conditions

Hip injuries can happen suddenly, as in a fall, from development abnormalities of the hip, or from wear and tear from everyday activity or the aftermath of an old injury. When injury occurs, the hip’s ability to function is disrupted, impacting the intricate workings of bones, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and other structures.

Degenerative Joint Disease

Orthopedics Hip Graphic

Degenerative joint disease occurs when cartilage padding of the joint wears away, causing bone to rub against bone.

Symptoms:

  • Often, though not always, involves both hips
  • Pain in the groin, usually aggravated with rotational movement
  • Increased pain with activity
  • Stiffness in joint
  • Cracking or grinding sensation in the joint

Hip Labral Tear

The hip labrum functions like a seal around the outside of the joint. Hip labral tears occur when the labrum is torn from degeneration or traumatic injury.

Symptoms:

  • Pain in the hip region or groin
  • Catching or locking feeling in joint
  • Sometimes there are no signs and symptoms, and no treatment is needed.