Sometimes the low back/SI joint gets confused with the hip. For the sake of this conversation, I will be talking about the ball and socket joint of the hip.
Hip pain persists due to many factors. There are many conditions that affect the hip, from congenital bone/joint deformation, intra-articular problems like labral tears, bursitis, hip pointers, hip flexor tears/pain, or snapping hip syndromes. The hip is a very large joint and is unique in that it must remain strong as well as mobile. It is both the lack of mobility as well as too much mobility that lead to most chronic hip pain and injury. However, even with “proper” care people still aren’t getting better.
This is why:
Muscle inhibition is a major cause of hip problems! Think of the powerful muscles of the hip: gluteal muscles, hip flexors, even some quadriceps attach and/or cross the hip.
*Low back muscles as well as ankle muscles/joints also affect the hip but we will save that for a later discussion*
Dependent on the activity, these powerful muscles are meant to engage to their fullest capacity. When they don’t, something has to give, and guess what it is…….the joint.
What Parker Muscle & Sports Clinic does is use a unique assessment and treatment approach that can identify specific muscle and muscle fibers that are not doing their job and result in imbalance and eventual hip degradation, pain, and/or injury.
Hips get better at Parker Muscle & Sports Clinic!