The hip joint is formed where the rounded head of the thigh bone—the femur—fits into a deep, cuplike socket (acetabulum) in the pelvis. Your hip joint assists in the support of your body weight during standing, squatting, walking, running, climbing, or jumping. With the “core” muscles of the back, abdomen, and thighs the hip is built to help you maintain balance and stability throughout these movements.
Pain anywhere from the lower back to the legs encompasses the hips and may be involved in the complex interplay between the back and hip. Physical therapists are the experts best suited to intervening in problems of the hip/lower body.
Snapping Hip Syndrome, Sprains, Strain, Fractures, Impingement, Bursitis, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Piriformis Syndrome, Degenerative Joint Desease, Tendonitis, Sciatica.