April 25, 2014
As with all joints in the body, the hip is designed to withstand consistent repeated motion. The largest ball and socket joint in the body, the hip should allow for fluid movement of the legs and lower torso. A cushion of cartilage is present between the ball and socket of the hip so that it prevents friction from constant movement and use. However, with age the cartilage of the hip socket can wear down or become damaged, as well as the muscles of the hip becoming overused. The hip can be fractured during an injury or fall. Any damage to the hip can cause pain when walking, twisting, or changing positions. Sovereign Rehab offers patients hip injury rehabilitation in order for them to gain relief from their hip discomfort.