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Anatomy of the Hip
One of the body's largest weight-bearing joints, the hip is where the thigh bone meets the pelvis to form a ball-and-socket joint. The hip joint consists of two main parts :
- Femoral head : a ball-shaped piece of bone located at the top of your thigh bone, or femur.
- Acetabulum : a socket in your pelvis into which the femoral head fits.
The hip is surrounded by large muscles that support the joint and enable movement.
They include :
- Gluteals : muscles of the buttocks, located on the back of the hip.
- Adductor muscles : muscles of the inner thigh, which pull the leg inward toward the opposite leg.
- Iliopsoas muscle : a muscle that begins in the lower back and connects to the upper femur.
- Quadriceps : four muscles on the front of the thigh that run from the hip to the knee.
- Hamstrings : muscles on the back of the thigh, which run from the hip to just below the knee.
Major nerves and blood vessels also run through the hip. These include the sciatic nerve at the back of the hip and femoral nerve at the front of the hip, and the femoral artery, which begins in the pelvis and passes by the front of the hip and down the thigh.
Hip pain may be caused by arthritis, injuries or other problems such as Pinched nerves or cancer
Depending on the condition that's causing your hip pain, you might feel the discomfort in your :
- Thigh, Inside of the Hip Joint, Groin, Outside of the Hip Joint, Buttocks.
- Sometimes pain from other areas of the body, such as the back or groin can radiate to the hip.
- You might notice that your pain gets worse with activity, especially if it's caused by arthritis. Along with the pain, you might have reduced range of motion. Some people develop a limp from persistent hip pain.
Non Surgical Treatment For Joint Conditions
AMERICAN SPINE CENTER’s 360 protocol is unique and supported by evidence based medicine. It has been formulated in our primary branch in the USA and implemented in other branches and has been updated since 1991.
We have successfully treated more than 50,000 patients with this protocol at our branches in U.S.A and GCC.
At American Spine Center we not only focus on treating the symptoms of the disease but also on the underlying root cause.
Our aim is to treat the patient as a whole with successful results.
AMERICAN SPINE CENTER’s 360 protocol is based on 4 key principles
- 1. Consultation & Education : The first step towards a successful treatment is consultation and education. This includes a detailed history and physical examination and review of previous records with the patient. At this stage our specialists will recommend the appropriate medication regimen.
- 2. Physical Therapy : Physical therapy is one of the keys to managing joint pain. Our physical therapists actively engage the patient in rehabilitation and exercises. Physical therapy helps place patients on the right track by exercising weak points and regaining strength that may have been lost.
- 3. Non-Surgical Pain Procedures: These procedures are an integrated part of our successful protocol of non-surgical treatment, and it ensures success rates. A series of therapeutic injections are administered to very specific areas of the spine to alleviate pain that would otherwise interfere with daily life. Our Pain Physicians are skilled in using this advanced method of Pain Management with care and safety. We use C-ARM and ultrasound guide for precise placement of the needle for increased effectiveness and to avoid any potential side effect.
- 4. Nutrition & Wellness: We believe that the patient’s active participation with treatment protocol produces long-lasting results. We review all conditions as well as risk factors. We address many issues; such as smoking cessation, overweight problems, ergonomic posture, and exercises that can fit into any lifestyle or schedule. We feel that implementing these changes will improve the chances of long-lasting results so the patient can enjoy a normal active life.