Hip injuries are very common in competitive sports due to varying tremendous forces placed on the hips. Many professional athletes have undergone hip arthroscopy for hip injuries. Hip trauma may occur due to a specific injury or may develop over time due to repetitive microtrauma. Hip injuries can also occur in the setting of recreational and workplace activities.
diagnosing hip injuries
Hip injuries are commonly misdiagnosed as a pulled groin, sports hernia or muscle strain. However, if hip pain persists despite a trial of rest, activity modification and physical therapy, the hip should be further evaluated for a missed injury.
treatment of hip injuries
When a hip injury affects sporting, recreational or workplace performance or activities, arthroscopic intervention may assist in the athlete’s return to full strength and possibly their athletic career.