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Hip and Leg

One of the body’s largest weightbearing joints, the hip is where the femur (thigh bone) meets the pelvis to form a ball-and-socket joint.  The ball-shaped head of the femur fits into a socket in the pelvis called the acetabulum.  This type of joint allows for free rotation of the limb.

Large ligaments, tendons, and muscles around the hip joint hold the bones in place and keep it from dislocating.  The labrum, a strong piece of cartilage that rings the outer edge of the acetabulum and deepens the socket joint, also helps with stability.

The conditions that we treat involving the hip include, but are not limited to:

Hamstring Strain

Hip Arthritis

Hip Labral Tear

Hip Replacement

IT Band Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

Trochanteric Bursitis