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The hip joint, also known as the acetabulofemoral joint, is the joint between the femur (thigh bone) and the pelvis. Its main function is to support the weight of the body during static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures. The hip joints are very important for retaining balance.

Pain in the hip may be due to a variety of reasons including pain coming from the joint itself or referred pain from surrounding structures (ligaments, tendons, muscle, nerves, other joint involvement). Pain may also be related to inflammation, physical trauma, and/ or genetic cause. Our office can perform evaluations to determine the cause of discomfort and provide the appropriate treatment.

Here is a list of possible treatment options:

This list is not all-inclusive.