Hip disorders are disorders that affect the hip joint. The hip joint is a ball and socket that allows the thigh to move in different directions. It also allows the hips to support the weight of the body. The hip joint resides inside a capsule containing lubricating fluid, which helps the hip move smoothly. Inside the hip joint is cartilage, the tough but flexible substance that lines the ends of joints. Ligaments keep the ball of the joint from slipping out of the socket. Hip disorders can affect any of these parts, including ligaments and cartilage.
Hips help us support the upper body, help us walk, stand, and balance as well. Hips play a major role in our day to day life. With progressing age, our bones may become weak and lead to Hip Problems. Elderly people face more problems with their hips due to aging and wear of the bones.