Despite its large size, the hip joint is susceptible to sudden injury from a blow or a fall, as well as from normal wear and tear. In younger people, it is often a sudden injury or collision that causes hip injury, although anatomical abnormalities and athletics can also play a role. As people age, the gradual erosion of the cartilage that coats and protects the joint can cause pain and immobility. In addition, the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis can also take a gradual toll, until a fall fractures the hip. About 76% of these fractures occur in women. For many hip problems, total hip replacement will be needed to bring pain relief and new mobility. But treatment depends on the cause of the problem, the person's age, and other individual factors.
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What can cause hip problems?
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What muscles bend the elbow?
You bend your elbow by using three muscles. These are the biceps, brachialis, and the brachioradialis.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
Why does it tingle when I hit my funny bone or the inside of my elbow?
When nerves are damaged or irritated, they cause a tingling sensation along the distribution of the nerve, or the path that the nerve follows. Since the funny bone (or ulnar nerve), is very superficial at the elbow, it's very common to irritate it.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)
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