Hip Pain in Sports

Top 5 Causes of Hip Pain in Sports

  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Greater Trochanter Bursitis
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Adductor (Groin) Strain
  • Piriformis Syndrome


Hip pain happens all the time 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. This is why hip pain is so prevalent. While the hip joint is one of our strongest, it’s also one our most flexible. Due to these opposing properties hip pain is a common occurrence in sports. Common sports injuries that can cause hip pain include, bone fractures, muscle strains and tendinitis (iliopsoas and proximal hip quadriceps strains), Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, muscle tendon bursitis, labral tears of cartilage, and osteoarthritis.

At Denver Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, we’ll share the proper steps to recover fromhip pain. Then we use natural, safe, and effective treatment methods like Prolotherapy, Trigger Point Injections, Dry Needling and Acupuncture to get you back out on the field. We’ll also discuss expected recovery time for your specific injury. We don’t just mask hip pain, we accelerate the body’s own healing mechanisms to reduce chance of reactions and promote a stronger recovery. The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future hip pain from recurring.

If you have questions about how we can help you recover from a an hip injury, please reach out and lets put a plan together today!