The hip joint is a very strong, stable and flexible weight bearing joint. The most common injuries in the hip are hip osteoarthritis, lateral hip pain (gluteal tendinopathy or bursitis), hip (femoroacetabular) impingement and muscular thigh strains (hamstrings or quads).
These types of injury are often minor and can be managed using the principles of POLICE under the guidance of a physiotherapist. Occasionally, more severe trauma can occur in the form of fractures or cartilage tears. If you have had a traumatic injury and are unable to weight bear, you must seek an urgent medical assessment.
For non-traumatic injuries management involves a combination of strengthening, dynamic balance and progressive loading exercises using the principles of POLICE under the guidance of a physiotherapist.