4 How Bad Hips Hurt Your Body
THE MUSCLES AND JOINTS IN YOUR HIPS FORM A BRIDGE BETWEEN YOUR UPPER AND LOWER BODY. SO WHEN THEY’RE MESSED UP, YOUR WHOLE BODY PAYS THE PRICE.
STIFF HIPS: Back pain
You may overcompensate for stiffness by rotating from your lower back instead of your hips, says Joe Eischen of the Mayo Clinic. This can lead to back pain.
IMPINGEMENT: Torn ACL
People with limited internal hip rotation may have a greater risk of tearing an anterior cruciate ligament. When you have trouble twisting from your hips, your legs take some of the work.
HIP PAIN: Achy feet
Hip pain can make you walk funny, which inflames the tissue that supports your soles. Treating the hip problem often helps the foot problem, says Dr Domb.
LABRUM TEAR: Groin pain
Impingement and labrum tears can show up as groin pain, especially if your workouts are intense or require cutting or jumping, as with basketball and tennis.