Hip

A ball and socket joint, the hip is the body’s second largest weight-bearing joint (after the knee). Ligaments connect the ball to the socket to provide stability, while all components work together to assist in mobility.

Hip pain can make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, sit, or even sleep on the side that hurts. Ortho RI’s range of therapies and surgeries performed by our specialists help minimize hip pain, improve the patient’s range of motion and return to activity.

Hip pain can be caused by diseases such as arthritis and bursitis as well as injuries caused by falls or other traumas. Treatment options vary by patient, severity of injury and diagnosis and can range from conservative physical therapy to hip joint replacement surgery.

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July 28, 2016/ Hip Uncategorized / Patricia Schneider

A Postural Restoration Institute Approach, Addressing Softball Imbalances – PART 1 of 3

I recently worked with a female, high school softball pitcher. She had been recruited and awarded a full college scholarship but due to recurring, painful hip flexor and shoulder pain (all on the right) was unable to play for several months. She could not sit in class for any longer than five minutes and sleeping was very difficult with pain keeping her awake all throughout the night.

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June 16, 2016/ Hip Uncategorized / Roald Llado

What is Hip Bursitis?

As a hip and knee surgeon, one of the most common issues that I encounter is hip bursitis. But what is it exactly?

A bursa is a small, jelly-like sac that contains a small amount of fluid. It is positioned between bones and soft tissues and serves as a cushion to reduce friction. 

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March 3, 2016/ Hip / Ken Furcolo

FEMOROACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT AS A CAUSE OF HIP PAIN

 Femoroacetabular Impingement, also known as FAI, is a source of hip pain usually presenting in young to middle age adults not necessarily associated with an injury. It is caused by abnormal contact and joint wear between the femoral head and the acetabulum (ball and socket joint). The lining of the hip joint, like other synovial joints, is made of hyaline cartilage which is very smooth and limits wear forces in the hip joint. Femoroacetabular impingement can cause injury to the articular surface of the joint and can also lead to labral tearing.
 

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February 26, 2016/ Back Pain Hip Spine Sports / Patricia Schneider

The Biomechanical Link between Low Back Pain and Golf

The golf swing is a highly integrated sport requiring tri-planar (three directions) mobility and strength, especially across the hips and pelvis. There are approximately 23 ranges of motion in the body that are essential for an efficient swing and none more important than the acetabular-femoral joint- also known as the hip joint.

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January 6, 2016/ Exercise Hip / Jessica Alves

Squats and Hip Dysfunction

The hip is one of the most powerful joints in your body and as such, plays a major role in many athletic movements. Dysfunctions of the hip musculature can hinder your athletic performance and lead to multiple types of injuries. The squat is one of the most basic movement patterns of the hip and yet it is often something........

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December 26, 2015/ Hip Knee Knee Pain Physical Therapy / Dan Reddington

My knee is what hurts, so why is my physical therapist so focused on my hip?

It is important to remember that the goal of all physical therapy treatments is to treat the cause of the injury/dysfunction rather than merely treating the symptoms. Your therapist will always focus on seeing the “big picture” and work to improve the entire kinetic chain to help you to achieve your best results possible. 

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February 27, 2015/ Hip / Ortho Rhode Island

Hip pain that you can't get rid of? It Could be FAI

Hip pain is a complaint we often hear in the orthopedic and physical therapy clinics. However, it is important to distinguish true hip joint pain and other sources. 

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