The structures surrounding your hip and pelvic region are a complex system of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints and bones. They all interact together to transfer force loads between your upper and lower body, stabilize your spine, and support and protect your visceral and reproductive organs. As with any complex system, many moving parts means there are a number of things that can go wrong, and when something is out of whack, it often manifests as some type of hip pain.
Hip pain can present at the front, side, or back of the hip region, or in the groin area, and the exact cause can be difficult to diagnose. However, there are five common causes of hip pain that can be distinguished with a thorough diagnosis.
Hip pain can result from overuse, underuse or abuse of your muscles. Poor flexibility is often a contributing factor. The hip pain specialists at NYDNRehab use diagnostic ultrasonography, computerized gait analysis and other advanced diagnostic tools to identify the exact cause of hip pain. An individualized rehabilitation program is then designed to treat and correct the underlying cause of your pain, so you can return to an active lifestyle, pain-free.
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