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Your Hip

Your Hip

Your hips allow you to walk, run, sit, squat, kneel, and perform many of your daily activities. Within your hip, you have ligaments that help provide stability in movement and bones that provide structural support. If you injure these ligaments or bones, you may loose normal mobility and may also experience pain and swelling. Healthy hips are vital to an active lifestyle.

Anatomy of the Hip

Healthy hips provide optimum leg movement, but when the hip is injured, it can greatly hinder the body's flexibility. Your hip is the largest weight bearing joint in the body.

Your hip is comprised of:

  • Ligaments - help control motion and provide support
  • Femur & Femoral Head - Thigh bone and top of thigh bone
  • Pelvis - Comprised of two bones, the Ileum and Pubis, that come together to form the girdle. The pelvis helps you
  • carry your weight.
  • Acetabulum - The socket in the hip bone where the femoral head connects
  • Acetabular Labrum - Soft tissue in the Acetabulum Injuries can result from twisting, falling, or direct contact.
  • Treatment is often necessary to regain proper function.
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