Soft tissue injuries around the hip joint

These injuries are mostly seen in athletes but can affect other age groups as well. These can be seen as;

  • Adductor Muscle Strain: seen more frequently in ice hockey and soccer than other sports.
  • Iliopsoas syndrome: this presents as pain in front of the hip joint in athletes. Symptoms of this can mimic other causes of anterior hip pain like iliopsoas involvement from intra‐articular causes of hip pain, such as labral tears, femoroacetabular impingement, and osteoarthritis. 
  • Tendinopathy of the Gluteal muscles: this affects mainly gluteus medius and gluteus minimus muscle and affects mainly athletes. 
  • Trochanteric Bursitis: this is pain felt at the side of the hip joint and can be due to the degenerative process of the abductor mechanism of the hip joint. 
  • Iliopsoas bursitis: this presents as pain felt in the front of the hip joint. It is due to the inflamed iliopsoas bursa. In a small number of cases the iliopsoas bursa can communicate with the hip joint and any inflammation in the hip joint can make the bursa inflamed for e.g, in cases of loosening of the hip replacement.