Hip pain can develop for a variety of reasons. The hip joint is made up of the large bone of the upper leg, called the “femur,” and the pelvic bone, or “ilium.” The most common causes of hip pain include joint and muscle stiffness and imbalance, tendon inflammation (tendonitis), bursitis, arthritis, and nerve irritation. At Chiropractic and Rehabilitation of South Florida a thorough examination including orthopedic and neurologic testing as well as X-rays or MRI studies will help to determine your exact diagnosis and individualized treatment plan. Possible treatment options may include joint manipulation, physiotherapeutic procedures such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation therapy, and therapeutic exercises to rehabilitate the affected muscles. If after examination we conclude that your case cannot be helped with conservative care, a referral will be made to the proper specialist.