The hip is a weight bearing ball and socket joint.  As with many joints, the ends of the bones are lined with cartilage to reduce friction. Muscles surround the hip and enable movement. Either one, or a combination of these structures can cause us problems with our hips. 

 

Some common hip problems are described below with information on what you can do to help yourself.

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This website has been created by the Physiotherapy Dept at Harrogate District Hospital.