Your hip is a ball and socket joint consisting of the thigh (femur) and the pelvis. Multiple ligaments support the bones, which provide a lot of stability to the joint. Numerous muscles attach to the joint to aid in movement.
If you are experiencing hip pain, several things could be the cause. Often, patients complain of the onset of hip pain for no apparent reason. Sometimes recreation or sport can put repetitive strain on the hip and cause pain. Because the hip is a major weight bearing joint, arthritis of the hip is a common problem. Pain in your hip can limit everyday activities such as walking, running, rising from sitting, and climbing or descending stairs.