A Bursa is a fluid-filled sac that functions as a cushion and gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. Bursitis is inflammation and swelling of the bursa, leading to pain, swelling and an altered gait.
The hip labrum aids in shock absorption, pressure distribution, joint lubrication and stabilises the hip during weight bearing. The labrum is under excessive load and over time may cause tearing and degeneration.
A Hip Pointer is the name given to a contusion to the iliac crest, greater trochanter of the femur or surrounding soft-tissue structures. It is most commonly caused by a direct blow or fall to the hip.
The most common form of arthritis in the hip is Osteoarthritis. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints. Arthritis is frequently accompanied by joint pain and is commonly a source of hip pain.
Inflammation of the pubic symphysis is known as osteitis pubis. Osteitis pubis is considered to be an overuse injury which is associated with excessive kicking or repetitive abdominal muscle contraction.