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The Hip Joint Anatomy

The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the human body, allowing for a wide range of motion and providing stability for the pelvis and lower extremities. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint, with the rounded head of the femur fitting into the concave acetabulum of the pelvis. The joint is surrounded by a strong capsule of ligaments and muscles, including the gluteals, quadriceps, and hamstrings, which help to support the joint and enable movement.

What is Hip Pain?

Hip pain is a common condition that affects many people, and it can have a variety of causes. It may be felt in the hip joint itself, but it can also be felt in other areas of the body, such as the upper thigh, glutes, iliotibial band, or groin region. The pain may originate from problems in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or other soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Determining the exact location is essential to developing an effective treatment plan.


  • Pain or discomfort in the hip joint or surrounding areas
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in the hip joint
  • Difficulty standing up, walking, or climbing stairs
  • Swelling or tenderness in the hip or surrounding areas
  • Clicking, popping, or grinding sensations in the hip joint during movement
  • Pain that worsens with physical activity or prolonged sitting or standing
  • Nighttime hip pain that disrupts sleep
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected hip
  • Limping or favoring one side while walking
  • Numbness or tingling in the hip, thigh, or groin region

Possible Causes:

  • Osteoarthritis or other types of arthritis
  • Hip fractures or other injuries to the hip joint
  • Bursitis, which is an inflammation of the bursae (small fluid-filled sacs) in the hip
  • Tendinitis or tendinopathy, which is an inflammation or degeneration of the tendons
  • Muscle strains or tears in the hip or surrounding areas
  • Overuse injuries, which can result from repetitive motions or prolonged physical activity
  • Pinched nerves or nerve damage in the hip or surrounding areas
  • Infection of the hip joint or surrounding soft tissues
  • Structural problems in the hip joint, such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)

Diagnosing The Root Cause of Hip Pain

Properly diagnosing the root cause of hip pain is critical to developing an effective treatment plan. At Summit Integrated Health, our team of healthcare professionals utilizes various diagnostic tools to identify the underlying cause of hip pain. These may include physical exams, imaging tests such as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and blood tests. Based on the results of these tests, we can diagnose the root cause of hip pain and curate a treatment plan.

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Personalized Treatments for Hip Pain

Summit Integrated Health understands that every patient’s experience of hip pain is unique. Our team of healthcare professionals utilizes a range of orthopedic and regenerative modalities, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, to provide the most effective care and support the body’s natural healing processes. Our personalized treatments ensure optimal pain management and long-term relief.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are experiencing hip pain and looking for relief, Summit Integrated Health is here to help. Our team of healthcare professionals offers comprehensive care and personalized treatments to help you get back to the activities you love. We work with you to understand your unique needs and develop a customized plan that targets the root cause of your hip pain. Please schedule a consultation to initiate your hip pain management journey in the Las Vegas Metro Area.

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