Hip Injuries in Sports

Of all the joints in the human body, the hip joint is one of the most important. This joint bears our body’s weight and allows us to do things like, walk, run, and jump. While the hip joint is one of our strongest, it’s also one our most flexible. Due to these opposing properties the hip is an area prone to sports injury. Common hip sports injuries can include, but are not limited to: bone fractures, muscle strains and tendinitis (iliopsoas and proximal hip quadriceps strains), Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, muscle tendon bursitis, labral tears of cartilage, osteoarthritis. These various injuries are typically related to specific sports.

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Sport Injuries of the Hip

  • Lapral Tears
  • Hip / GT Bursitis
  • Hip Flexor Strain / Tendonitis
  • Snapping Hip
  • Hip Pointer
  • Dislocations

The following information will outline which injuries are tied to which sports. In addition, we’ll share the proper steps a medical professional should take with each injury. We’ll also cover expected recovery time for the affected athlete, and the correct way to rehabilitate the athlete. The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future injury from recurring. You can also use this information as a helpful tool for proper prevention methods for other athletes.

 

Treatment Options:

Prolotherapy: Heal Damages tendons and ligaments.  Stabilize the Joint.
Trigger Point Injection: Locally Hydrate and Release Tight Muscle Bands / Trigger Points
Dry Needling: Release Muscles Know and promote normal muscle function
Sports Acupuncture: Speed Recovery and Increase Circulation