Hip Labral Tears
Progressive damage or injury to the labrum, or the ring of cartilage that lines the socket of the hip joint, can cause pain in the hip or groin, limited range of motion or catching and locking of the hip joint. Orthopedic physicians treat patients who suffer a hip labral tear through physical therapy or surgical procedures.
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
Femoroacetabular impingement causes damage to the hip joint. It occurs when abnormally shaped hip bones grind against each other, resulting in pain and dysfunction from the friction. As FAI progresses it can lead to osteoarthritis.
Tendon Injuries (Hip Abductor Tear)
Hip abductor muscles stabilize your body as you stand, walk, run or jump. Depending on the severity of your condition, injuries or degeneration from overuse can cause swelling, pain in the buttock or a limp.
Developmental issues in the hip joint can cause a partial or complete dislocation, known as hip dysplasia. Generally, babies or young children suffer from hip dysplasia, although some adults may experience it as well. Orthopedic physicians recommend treatment based on the patient’s age and severity of this condition.
Impingement refers to the rubbing of bones which can cause pain or limited function. In subspine impingement, part of the spine located under the deep soft tissue of the hip is in need of repair.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
The iliotibial band works with the thigh muscles to provide stability in the knee joint. When the iliotibial band is inflamed from overuse, it can cause pain and swelling in the knee or a snapping or popping sound.
Snapping Hip Syndrome
Muscles or tendons produce a snapping sound when they pass over a bony lip or edge in the hip. While the condition may only be an annoyance to some, it can cause pain or weakness over time and require treatment.