Chances are you will experience a hip injury at some point—especially if you’re an athlete. In fact, hip injuries are becoming more common for athletes of all levels. If you begin to develop hip pain, here are some common injuries and their symptoms to take note of.
When one or both bones that comprise the hip joint grow abnormally, resulting in a poor “fit” inside the joint.
Pain and joint stiffness resulting in a limp or other gait problems
Pain sitting for long periods of time, like in a car
Dull ache or stabbing, sharp pain in the groin or toward the outer portion of the hip
When the cartilage that holds the hip joint components in place is injured.
Stiff joints and limited range of motion
Feeling of instability or “giving way” when walking or moving the hip
Clicking or “catching” sensation
When inflammation occurs in the pubic symphysis — the joint connecting the right and left halves of the pelvis.
Pain while lying on the side
Clicking sound when changing direction
Pain while walking
When the hip abductor muscles that help with lateral movement away from your body and aid in rotation of the hip tear.
Pain, stiffness or tenderness over the lateral aspect of the hip
THE Tendon will swell and sometimes also become red
Can’t bear weight on affected limb
When the muscle is stretched beyond its limit, tearing the muscle fibers as a result of overuse or repetitive use.
Popping or snapping sensation
Tenderness in the injury area
Sudden and sometimes severe pain
If you’re dealing with any of these symptoms, make sure to get a medical evaluation by an expert.
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