About Tendon Injuries
There are several tendons in the hip area that attach the hip muscles to the bones. These tendons stabilize the joint and control hip and leg movements. Tendons are nonelastic connective tissue, which tends to become brittle with age or overuse. They can be injured with repetitive use or when the hip takes a blow. New injuries can also result from old injuries that have not properly healed.
The tendons in the hip can be especially prone to injury in athletes or people who work or take part in an activity that repeats one action over and over. Tendon injuries in the hip can range from a mild strain to a full rupture. The treatment of tendon tears is dependent on the severity of the symptoms and the specific characteristics of the tear. Some tears can only be treated with surgery, which is commonly performed arthroscopically.