Our hip joints are highly robust and designed for repeated motion. However, they are not indestructible, so with age and usage hip pain and wider issues can arise, even in the healthiest of people. Fortunately, these days there are plenty of treatment options available for hip pain, as well as advanced surgery techniques should a full hip replacement be necessary.
If you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or injury, and are in the process of seeking or having treatment, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the relevant anatomy and terminology you are likely to hear through the process. Whilst your doctor will explain in detail everything in detail too, here we cover the basics about bones, joints, cartilage, meniscus, labrum, muscles, ligaments and tendons.