Conditions & Treatments
The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the human body. It allows us to walk, run, and jump. It bears our body’s weight and the force of the strong muscles of the hip and leg. The hip joint is also one of our most flexible joints.
This ball-and-socket joint is designed to withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear, but it isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage of your hip can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone can be fractured during a fall or other injury.