Across the entire Australian population, there is limited research illustrating specifically the prevalence of hip pain. In 2003, however, Chen and colleagues (2003) concluded that general hip pain was reported in 39% of women from a 24’800 cohort.
From an anatomy point of view, the hip joint is a ball and socket joint. Due to the precise structure of the joint (large ball with a deep socket), the hip is able to withstand large repeated motions and the forces from weight bearing and movement. The demand on the hip joint from these large forces and movements place the joint at risk of developing various injuries. Read more