Anatomy of the Hip
The hip is the largest ball-and-socket joint in the body. The acetabulum (pelvic bone) functions as the socket cupping the upper end of the femur bone, the ball. The hip joints connect the lower body the upper body, support the body’s weight and assist balance and posture.
The Importance of the Hip
Hips are critical to our ability to stand, walk, or run. A variety of problems can develop in these joints, including inflammation, fractures, arthritis, muscle strains, and sometimes cancer. Common concerns include pain with certain movements, clicking and popping, groin pain, pain that moves into our thighs, and difficulty bending.
When a disease or injury disrupts the normal function of the ball and socket joints, it may result in pain and or limited movement. Whether you’re just starting to notice change in your hips functionality, are struggling with hip pain or have undergone an unsuccessful hip surgery TCO has you covered.