A hip joint injury refers to an overstretching injury to the hip joint and its supporting structures.
It can result from moving the hip joint too far. This can overstretch the structures supporting the joint. These structures include the surrounding joint capsule which holds the fluid within the joint and the ligaments which support this capsule. These structures may be overstretched following a single incident, such as rotating the hip too far, or overstretched following repeated movement of the hip joint.
Management involves joint mobilisation and strengthening around the hip joint to prevent recurrent injury.