The joint of the hip is the area where the head of the femur connects with the acetabellum of the pelvis. This joint is a very sturdy ball and socket joint that is strengthened and stabilized by the ligaments in this area. Injuries to the hip are very common not only in sporting events, but also in peoples day to day activities because the hip is a weight bearing joint that is used with every step we take. The majority of injuries to the hip are a result of a direct blow to the joint, a fall or from overworking the muscles in the hip region. These injuries can range in severity and can come in the shape of a fractured bone or damage to the soft tissues. Recovering from a hip injury can be difficult and extended due to the hip being one of the few weight bearing joints in the body, along with the knee and ankle. It is this reason that it is crucial to receive a proper diagnosis and begin the proper treatment plan.