Direct impact or hip trauma

A direct impact or trauma to the hip from a collision either with another player or object can cause acute pain. Direct trauma can create soft tissue bruising or a more substantial fracture of the femur.

Hip trauma can create a force that the pelvis (socket) is injured and the muscular surrounding the hip either strained, torn or ruptured. Trauma to the hip can also cause labrum tears.
  • Hip Pointer

    A hip pointer occurs following an impact to the iliac crest at the top of the hip bone or the greater trochanter or bony protrusion on the outside of the thigh bone.

  • Hip Pain

    Hip pain or hip joint pain often develops gradually and can be from a number of causes. Labral tears and Osteoarthritis are more common, especially in older athletes who have been highly active in their 20's and 30's. Hip pain in children is often diagnosed as Perthe's disease. Here we list the causes of hip pain.