Hip pain

The hip is a ball and socket joint connecting your thigh bone to your pelvis and is the type of joint called a ball and socket joint.  The hip joint's special design means you can twist, bend, sit cross legged or curl up in a chair.  The hip is weight bearing and so is subject to a lot of stresses and strains everyday so it no wonder that it may occasionally ache.  Common causes of hip pain include osteoarthritis (wear and tear), labral tear or Trochanteric bursitis.